Police horse Shaktiman, which is a well trained one and is part of Uttarakhand Mounted Police for years, suffered multiple fractures on its hind leg during a BJP protest in Uttarakhand's Dehradun on March 14 and was fitted with an artificial leg. But the animal did not fully recover from the infection. It died at 5.30 PM on Wednesday.
Interestingly, a large number of politicians and film personalities and celebrities mourned the death of the horse. Among them are animal lover Menaka Gandhi, actress-MP Hema Malini, actress Amy Jackson and Uttarakhand former CM Harish Rawat.