Hyderabad: Police in Hyderabad have booked a veterinary doctor for negligence, which allegedly led to the death of a pet dog belonging to Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

A case under section 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 11 (4) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was booked against Doctor Ranjit and the official in-charge of a private veterinary clinic at Banjara Hills Police Station, police said on Saturday.

The 11-month-old dog, named ‘Haski’, died allegedly after the veterinarian administered an injection on September 11.

On a complaint by Asif Ali Khan, the handler of pet dogs at Pragati Bhavan, the police registered a case and took up investigations. The complainant alleged that the dog died due to negligence by the doctor and the in-charge of the clinic.

‘Haski’, one of the nine pet dogs at the chief minister’s residence, suddenly took ill on September 10. It was not eating anything. The next day, a veterinarian examined the pet, which was running high temperature. The same day it was taken to a private clinic where it died. The complaint was lodged the next day.