Mumbai: Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Female Stray Dog

According to PETA, the alleged perpetrator is thought to be a repeat offender who may have previously sexually abused other animals as well.


Mumbai

A man was arrested by the Mumbai police in Maharashtra on 22 August for allegedly raping a female stray dog in Kharagar.  Animal Activist, Vijay Rangare filed a FIR at the local police station with the help of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

According to PETA, the alleged perpetrator is thought to be a repeat offender who may have previously sexually abused other animals as well.

An animal lover tracked down a man caught having sex with a dog, just on the basis of a video that went viral on Independence Day, and dragged him to the cops. He also tracked the dog down, and took her for a medical examination. If the medical report provides evidence of sexual assault, he will have a case to put the man behind bars for 10 years…, as opposed to a case of animal cruelty for which the fine is a mere Rs 50.

Vijay Rangare, was one of the many people who saw a video of a young man abusing a dog and thrusting his genitals into her mouth.

Only, he traced the origin of the video and found that it was first posted by an acquaintance.

Rangare and his friend Navin Nadar, then tracked the man down: 22-year-old Munna Kumar who works as a waiter in a dhaba in  the same area. The duo marched him to Kharghar police but cops were reluctant to file an FIR as they were unsure of the procedure.

“Navi Mumbai’s police commissioner, deputy police commissioner of Zone-II ( Panvel) and Kharghar police station’s senior police inspector helped register the FIR under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It states that the rape of an animal by a human is a crime carrying a prison term of up to 10 years. The alleged perpetrator may have previously abused other animals sexually and could go on to attack a human in the same way,” said a PETA activist.

A case was also registered under Section 11(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Munna was arrested on Wednesday night and produced in court on Thursday, which remanded him to five days in police custody.

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