This is the same Labrador dog named ‘Don’ that was alleged to have been used to bite Somnath Bharti s estranged wife and later an FIR was filed, DCW stepped in and a political row erupted
Late last night, Somnath Bharti's dog 'Don' passed away. the incident took place when he reached home at midnight and witnessed Don taking his last breaths in front of his eyes. Bharti tweeted:
DON IS NO MORE!..landed at airport 4m 2 days long Chhattisgarh trip 4 party work, reached home at 12 midnight, straight went to my dog don, he looked at me, wagged tail, passed urine and stool, tightened his body and left us for all time to come...amazing is God's creation! pic.twitter.com/LNkaR9lMFK— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) July 15, 2018
He was waiting 4 me. I saw him leaving d body in my lap,I can't forget this.He was not well 4 sometime.Every1 advised 2 do a mercy Killing but I vehemently refused.I opted to do his potty and shu shu whenever needed.On Friday before leaving for Chhattisgarh, I got him drink milk.— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) July 15, 2018
Earlier in 2015, Aam Aadmi party leader faced a domestic violence case and his beloved dog was also accused in the same. Bharti’s wife had lodged a domestic violence case against him on 10 June 2015.
Lipika had made an allegation that Bharti used to harass her from the beginning of the marriage and also unleashed his dog on her while she was pregnant, and even slit her wrist with a kitchen knife trying to kill her.
Following which, an FIR was registered and Bharti was arrested. Police had also taken his dog ‘Don’ in custody to investigate the matter. In September, he was granted bail. In October, Don was given clean chit as the allegations were not substantial. Bharti had also tried to prove his dog innocent. He asked Don to bite the people but the dog didn't respond to any of his commands.
Somnath Bharti coaxes his dog to bite him to show media that the dog doesn't bite on command, late last night. pic.twitter.com/WE2fIVuSB8— ANI (@ANI) September 16, 2015
After Don's sudden demise, Twitterati are consoling Bharti over his loss.
It’s sad to see part of your family leaving for ever, RIP Don— Prakash (@Pikki74) July 15, 2018
DON we miss you. RIP pic.twitter.com/QKseenbnBr— Nalla Nagendra AAP (@NallaNagendra1) July 16, 2018
RIP DON . 🐕🐶 Pets are the the only source of unconditional love to humans on this planet .— An Insignificant Voter (@seriousdoctor) July 16, 2018
The beautiful times they spent with us has to be cherished life long ... a befitting tribute to them ! Many owners deny themselves memories unable to face 'grief', which is very selfish
Genuine love. God bless DON in his rebirth.— Om (@Biswajeet1795) July 15, 2018
However, In 2017, police told the Delhi High court that the scars on his wife Lipika Mitra’s body were “due to dog bites and burn injuries”.
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Last Updated 16, Jul 2018, 9:32 AM