Uttarakhand’s police horse, Shaktiman, has received support from Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
Kohli took to twitter to express his outrage against the attack on the horse, whose leg had to be amputated on Thursday evening to save its life.
He tweeted, “Shocked & disgusted at the unprovoked attack on a beautiful, harmless animal. Nothing more cowardly!!! Hope strongest and swiftest action is taken soon! Let’s all pray for Shaktiman.”
A horse deployed as part of mounted police was injured during a protest march by BJP to the state assembly in Dehradun on Monday.
Video of the BJP MLA from Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi mercilessly thrashing the horse had gone viral.