As crazy as it sounds and one’s out of mind, a family in Delhi’s Rohini alleged that their four-year-old dog was kidnapped from outside their house on September 19.
Though the act was recorded on the CCTV cameras, police have yet to track down the dog or identify the man caught on tape. The family, on the other hand, had gone a bit far to get their lost puppy by printing over 400 posters and announcing a reward of Rs 5,000 for the Pug.
Rishipal, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini), said that a case of theft was registered at the Vijay Vihar police station after a complaint was filed by Jigyasha’s family. “A probe has been launched,” said the DCP.
The cases of pug thefts in Delhi have risen many-folds time. In north Delhi, a resident’s pet went missing, after which he offered a reward of Rs 11,000 to find his dog.
Jigyasha, whose pug went missing and lives in Rohini’s sector 5, said that painters had come to her house and were working inside. “They accidentally left the main door open and Candy (the Pug) went out. Usually, Candy would play in the park outside our house but that day, she stepped into the road and was taken,” she said, adding that the family was excited to celebrate her fifth birthday next week.
Jigyasha said that the CCTV footage accessed from a vehicle service centre and her neighbour’s house shows a tall man wearing a green shirt running with the dog. In the footage, the man is seen forcing the dog to run beside him. “He took our pet towards Rithala village. It looks like he is a local. We had initially printed around 200 pamphlets and pasted it near our house but it seems somebody removed it. We have printed 200 more posters and will paste to find your pet,” she said