.The animal died in agony after burning tar was poured over it during work on a road surface near the Taj Mahal in Agra.Activists say the dog was asleep and, rather than being chased off, was buried alive before being flattened by a roller. The crew then left the half-buried animal on the road before it was spotted by shocked commuters on the morning of June 13 - still clinging to life with its hind legs trapped in the freshly-laid tar. Local resident Virendra Singh said: 'The dog's legs were buried under the tar and it was writhing in agony. The workers refused to break the road to remove it. The dog died after.'A group of local residents and animal rights activists gathered at the site of the incident and staged a demonstration against the Public Works Department (PWD), which is responsible for the road work. But PWD officials put the blame on a private firm to whom the work had been outsourced. Angry protesters seized the construction vehicles and halted work forcing a senior representative of the firm to come to the spot. He expressed regret over the inhumane act and brought in a digger to remove the dog's carcass. .
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