In a horrifying case of animal cruelty, a dog died after a security guard of a building tied the canine up in a bag and threw it into a drain. The incident took place in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Monday.

The incident came to light after a resident of the building heard about the incident and rushed to the drain. She then managed to fish out the dog’s body from the drain and sent the video of her doing so to Mitesh Jain, an animal welfare officer, along with her number. Jain immediately spoke to the woman who informed him that the security guard drowned the dog after stuffing it in a bag. Jain spoke to the security guard who told him he did so on the insistence of some of the residents of the building as well as some shopkeepers.

"I personally visited the spot and met the security guard and recorded his in-camera statement. He not only confessed to the crime but also revealed the name of the other accused in the matter," Jain said, adding that the guard said one of the shopkeepers gave him $0.3 for killing the dog. The guard was easily able to get hold of the canine as it was very friendly and playful.

“I get around 8 to 10 cases every day. These complaints are regarding cruelty against animals by society members. Some people don't like animals in their areas, some don't want the area to be used to feed animals because they feel animals are an inconvenience to them. Nowadays, if society members don't want dogs inside the society, they just tell their security guards to thrash them,” Jain said.

"This act by the security guard is totally inhuman and horrifying. I went to Naigaon police station and registered a complaint in the hope that such incidents do not occur again,” he added. The investigation was ongoing, however, no arrests were made in the case as of Thursday.

In this image, a dog's paw reaches through the kennel fence at the Queen Anne's County Department of Animal Service in Queenstown, Maryland, Jan. 24, 2008. Getty Images/Jim Watson