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Friday, December 09, 2005

Doggy disappears

The Telegraph reports from Hyderabad:
Former city police commissioner M.V. Krishna Rao has lost his pet Alsatian. A team of six constables and a reserve assistant sub-inspector has, therefore, fanned out across Hyderabad’s narrow lanes, eyes peeled for suspicious characters with a dog on a leash.

Rao, who now heads the State Road Transport Corporation, says Bheema II (named after his first Alsatian, Bheema, which died a year ago) has been missing since December 1.

“My dog went out to relieve himself as usual,” his police complaint reads. “My cook let him out but Bheema did not return as usual.”

The Sanjeev Reddy Nagar police station has started a case under section 379 of the Indian Penal Code against “unknown persons” for “enticing a dog/cat with eatables with an intent to steal it”.
I love the bit about "a dog/cat". If I remember correctly, a special effects studio in Mumbai called Crest once had a pet dog on its premises named Cat. Superb idea, but that's neither here not there.

And this is clearly no laughing matter. The Telegraph goes on to report:
The former police boss, who has two other dogs, both Labradors, told reporters in a broken voice: “Banda and Bubbly are my only solace now.”
Hmmm. Well, time heals, and I'm sure they'll soon be a bouncing, bounding Bheema III in the house. And I'm sure it'll wonder why the cook is made to follow it when it goes out to pee.
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