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Two jailed for insulting policeman who killed dog in China

AFP  |  Beijing 

Two men have been jailed in for insulting a and posting his personal information online after a video of the beating a dog to death stirred outrage.

The two men were handed five-day sentences on Saturday, the bureau in the central province of said on their official account.

One of the men published the address and photos of the policeman's house online, while the other "openly insulted" him, the bureau said.

The policeman, surnamed Chen, was seen killing a leashed golden retriever on a sidewalk in front of a dozen onlookers in a video posted online last month.

Surveillance footage from police showed the dog had attacked at least four people.

Lacking a dart gun and unable to trace its owner, and another decided to bludgeon the dog to death "to prevent it from hurting more pedestrians", the local Tianxin bureau of said on

Infuriated dog lovers also directed their anger at Chen's mother, who was harassed at her convenience store, according to the local Xiaoxiang Morning newspaper.

The bureau also received numerous phone calls questioning the officer's behaviour, it said.

"Killing a dog on the street, no matter a good dog or a mad dog, will cause trauma and pain to some Internet users," wrote one concerned commentater on

"I support the police in the crackdown of stray dogs, and hope that they devote greater effort in eliminating the mad dogs in public area," wrote another.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:00 IST