Rawat to inaugurate 'Shakitman Park' in memory of slain horse

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand), July 11 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will on Monday inaugurate the 'Shaktiman Park' named after police horse 'Shaktiman', who was critically maimed in a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally carried out by MP Ganesh Joshi earlier on March 14. The 'Shaktiman Park' has been constructed in Dehradun Police Line. Shaktiman was a well-trained 13-year-old horse of the Uttarakhand Mounted Police for many years. When the horse was deployed by the police during a BJP rally, MP Ganesh Joshi had allegedly attacked the horse's leg with a lathi, critically injuring it for the remainder of its days. The outrage over this incidence of gross animal abuse grew so large that MP Ganesh Joshi was briefly arrested. Almost a month after losing his left hind leg in the attack, the white-coloured Kathiawari horse succumbed to its injuries on April 20. (ANI)