NOIDA: The Greater Noida police have booked unidentified guards and RWA members of an upscale society — AWHO Gurjinder Vihar — in Beta 2 after a stray dog was allegedly beaten to death on March 4 night.The incident was also captured by a CCTV camera installed at gate number 2 of the society. The RWA president has, however, denied the charges.Police said the FIR under sections 34 (common intention), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming animals) of the IPC and under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was lodged at Beta 2 police station on a complaint from a feeder, who is a resident of the society.Explained: With world’s largest stray dog population, why India must act now to prevent man-animal conflictIn her complaint, the resident claimed that she got to know that a cab driver saw the society’s guards thrashing a black dog. While the cab driver tried to intervene, the guards told him that the dog had become mad.“When I heard this, I went looking for the dog in question but couldn’t find him anywhere. Police have been instrumental in getting the footage of around 45 minutes (based on the time provided by the cab driver) where the guards can be seen thrashing the dog with sticks,” she said.According to the complainant, the guards often hit the society’s dogs at the behest of the RWA members. “I have been feeding dogs in the society for the past seven years. The dog in question was sterilised and vaccinated by the Greater noida Authority.”However, the society’s RWA president Pushpendra Kumar refuted the allegation as “false”. “We never gave any order to the guards to kill a dog. There are 45 stray dogs inside our society. We will fight the case legally,” he said.“An FIR was registered and investigation into the matter is under way,” said Vinod Kumar Mishra, SHO of Beta-2 police station.Feeding stray dogs- Yes or No? Indians REACT!