Indian-American hotelier and actor Vikram Chatwal has been booked by the New York Police with charges of criminal mischief for allegedly trying to set ablaze two dogs.
According to a report, Chatwal surrendered before the police on the evening of 18 October. He has been charged with criminal mischief, torturing and injuring an animal, reckless endangerment and arson.
According to reports, the charges stem from a 7 October incident in which Chatwal allegedly got into an argument with a woman walking the dogs outside Chatwal's home. He allegedly pulled out a lighter and aerosol can and used them to burn the two dogs, the report said. The dogs reportedly suffered minor burns in the incident.