BREAKING: Shaktiman the horse has died, social media users mourn death


The Uttarakhand police horse Shaktiman has died after surviving on three legs for more than a month.

The horse was injured during the BJP protests in early march and had its leg amputated as the blood supply to broken legs had stopped.


The police had arrested the BJP MLA, Ganesh Joshi, who had allegedly hit the horse with cane during a protest on Monday.

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Union Minister Maneka Gandhi too had written to Uttarakhand Director General of Police demanding strict action against the BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi for attacking a police horse.

The 13-year-old was “not responding to a prosthetic leg brought from the US”, say doctors. It spent the past few weeks at the police lines in Dehradun, where a group of policemen looked after him.

Twitter users have been posting condolences for the horse, which had become an international celebrity because of unfortunate circumstances.

Here are some messages.