Police have booked eight men in a village in Haryana’s Mewat district for raping a goat Wednesday night. The seven year old goat was pregnant and died day after the assault, police said.
The accused are locals and alleged history sheeters. Three of them were beaten up by villagers in Maroda village about 73 km south of Gurugram, after the owner of the goat caught them in the act.
Police have registered a case under section 377 of the Indian Penal code, which prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with man, woman or animal” and under the animal cruelty act at Nagina Police Station in Nuh, earlier known as Mewat.
The police are yet to make any arrest but say that the accused would be nabbed soon.
The owner Aslup Khan, said his goat went missing from its shed, located adjacent to his house on Wednesday night after which he and other villagers started looking for it.
“It was around 11 pm when I heard some noise and went out. The gate of the shed was open. I panicked and raised an alarm, as four of my goats had been stolen in the past and this was the only one left. While we were looking around, we found three men sexually assaulting my goat,”said 27 years old Khan, a truck driver.
Khan said they caught hold of them and beat them up, but were let off later as they were in an inebriated state and were regular offenders. He further said that the three men told them about five others who had allegedly raped the goat that night. Police inspector Bhasin said the three men have a criminal record and were jailed in the past for allegedly stealing motorcycles and cattle.