Uttarakhand Police horse Shaktiman who was injured after being attacked by BJP activists during a protest in Dehradun last month is dead.
Even though the exact reason is not immediately available, it could be because of internal infection which had earlier resulted in the amputation of its leg.
Earlier there were reports that Shaktiman was well on his way to recovery post the amputation surgery and even had stated standing up by itself.
Last week an American had travelled all the way from Kentucky to Dehradun to deliver an artificial limb for the Shaktiman.
The misery of Shaktiman, a decorated horse in Uttarakhand began when it was deployed to stop an anti-government protest in Dehradun.
A group of BJP activists, led by MLA Ganesh Joshi attacked the horse with sticks causing the fatal injury to the poor animal.
Even though Ganesh Joshi claims innocence, he has been booked under charges of animal cruelty.
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