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Vikram Chatwal accused of burning 2 dogs

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly trying to light two dogs on fire.

Chatwal, 44 turned himself in to the police today early morning at 7. He has been charged with criminal mischief, torture and injure animal, reckless endangerment and arson, a New York Police Department official told PTI.

According to a report in local website patch.Com, the charges stem from an October 7 incident in which Chatwal allegedly got into an argument with a woman walking the dogs outside Chatwal's home. Chatwal allegedly pulled out a lighter and aerosol can and used them to burn the two dogs, the report said. It cited the police to say that the dogs suffered minor burns in the incident. Chatwal is expected to make a appearance in the case later today.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 22:48 IST