Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Two medical students, who threw a dog off the rooftop of a three-storeyed building and filmed the gruesome incident, were fined Rs 2 lakh each by a committee formed by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.
According to the committee’s recommendation, the two students — Gowtham Sudarshan and Ashish Paul — of the Madha Medical College, should pay a fine of Rs 2 lakh each to the Animal Welfare Board.
The committee was formed as per the orders of the Madras High Court.
Last month, the video of the two students — one throwing the dog down from the rooftop of a building and the other filming the gruesome act — went viral and drew much revulsion.
Animal welfare activists made a police complaint and the two students were later arrested. The two got bail immediately.
The activists then moved the court for compensation for the dog that suffered a leg fracture.
University Vice Chancellor S. Geethalakshmi and Dean of Students S.V. Senthilnathan on Tuesday signed the penalty order as recommended by the committee.