20/04/2016 6:12 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Injured Uttarakhand Police Horse Shaktiman Dies

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DEHRADUN, INDIA - APRIL 4: Police horse Shaktiman, who got injured during a BJP rally, being treated at Police Lines on April 4, 2016 in Dehradun, India. Injured limb of Shaktiman had to be amputated. Prosthetic limb has been designed for Shaktiman. His rehabilitation efforts were finally paying off as he was now able to stand and sit on prosthetic limb without any help. (Photo by Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Police horse Shaktiman, whose leg was amputated in a life-saving surgery after it was brutally attacked during a BJP protest last month in Uttarakhand, died on Wednesday, according to news reports.

After BJP workers attacked the horse by pulling its reins from one side during the protest, it had fallen with its entire weight on its hind quarters.

Following the injury, Shaktiman's hind leg was amputated at a veterinary hospital by a team of doctors, hours after Army doctors opined that one of the hind legs of the horse that was fractured will have to be amputated as the animal might lose its life by the very next day due to spread of gangrene from the wound.

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