Sexual assault of an animal by a human being – what is the world coming to? If we fail to protect animals from abuse- how are we supposed to protect humans? Bestiality, beyond the shadow of a doubt, is a punishable offense.
On July 4, a 55-year-old Indian man allegedly engaged in unnatural sex with a cow. This brutality took place around 4 am when the accused went to a dairy in Bopal’s Sundar Nagar area. As a matter of fact, the CCTV camera in the dairy captured the man in the repulsive act of bestiality.
Ram Yadav, the owner of the dairy farm reportedly caught the accused in his dairy farm. However, since he was not aware of what had actually transpired, he released him a little later. The next day, the owner checked the CCTV footage and saw the man having sexual intercourse with his cow. He wasted no time and filed a complaint with the Sunder Nagar police.
Subsequently, upon examining the CCTV footage of the area, the police allegedly arrested the man. The accused has been booked under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for unnatural acts of sexual perversion against an animal.
One 55-yr-old man arrested after CCTV footage showed that he was involved in unnatural sex with a cow at a dairy in Sundar Nagar. Incident took place at around 4 am on 4 July. Case registered. Accused arrested: A Srivastava, Ashoka Garden Police Station In-Charge, Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/DXN29nF01K
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2020
The shameful act of bestiality persists unabated
This is certainly not the first case of animal sexual abuse in India. Just last month, the police filed a report against eight men for gang-raping a pregnant goat to death in Haryana. In addition to this, a man dragged a stray dog to his house and raped the animal. Under Section 377, the police allegedly arrested the man.
Such horrifying cases of men in India raping dogs, goats, cows, and other animals are reported every now and then. However, India’s law has failed to adequately punish these unsettling crimes with the extremity they deserve. Needless to say, this could result in these unchecked deranged individuals who commit bestiality to move on to unleashing their inhumanity on humans too.
Sexual assault and abuse of animals by humans undoubtedly make us question human morals. Does the legislation of India serve justice to these acts of animal cruelty?
In addition to this, the infamous Section 377 under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) penalizes carnal intercourse with any animal. Moreover, the punishment it states for such criminal offense is imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term which may extend up to ten years.
However, this legislation has proved to be toothless as they disregard such heinous incidences as petty crimes.
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