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  Abducted Siberian Husky found tied to a pole

Abducted Siberian Husky found tied to a pole

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Jun 10, 2016, 1:27 am IST
Updated : Jun 10, 2016, 1:27 am IST

The one-year-old Siberian Husky, allegedly abducted by some men in a SUV earlier this week in Vasant Kunj, was found tied to a pole in the same area on Thursday.

Siberian Husky Zoro
 Siberian Husky Zoro

The one-year-old Siberian Husky, allegedly abducted by some men in a SUV earlier this week in Vasant Kunj, was found tied to a pole in the same area on Thursday.

The police suspects that a gang of cattle thieves allegedly involved in the dog’s abduction left it there fearing arrest.

The Siberian Husky was allegedly abducted when it was out on a morning walk with its owner Aftab Khan at 6 am. “The neighbours who go out for morning walk on regular basis spotted Zoro (the dog) tied to a pole in the park around 5 am. We rushed to the spot and, yes, it was him,” Mr Khan said.

The police had registered a case in connection with the “dognapping.” The police was informed about the dog’s recovery and a police team was sent to Mr Khan’s house.

“Efforts are on to track the gang that had forcibly taken away the dog,” a senior police officer said.

On Monday, while Zoro and Mr Khan were out for morning walk, the dog started following a gang of cattle thieves, suspected to be looking out for pigs in a forested area nearby. Zoro noticed pigs in their van too and started barking, following which the gang of around 4-5 men forcibly put the Siberian Husky into their Toyota Innova and sped away.

The Khan family had started an online campaign, drawing the attention of Delhi’s animal lovers on the social networking sites. They kept up the pressure on the police, visiting the Vasant Kunj (South) police station whenever they felt the probe’s intensity was slackening. “But the police was helpful and had promised to retrieve Zoro for us,” said Mr Khan.

“We spent at least five hours every day searching for Zoro since he was abducted. We walked miles each day, covering one public park after another, peeping into every hut in the slums. We showed Zoro’s photos to tea shop owners and scrap pickers,” Mr Khan said.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi