This is so sad, last Wednesday, July 25, a pregnant goat was believed to have been raped by eight men have died in Haryana, India.
The goat’s owner, Aslup Khan, made a police report on July 26 after noticing that his goat went missing. He claimed that the suspects accused were drunk and drug addicts.
“They tried to molest her in the courtyard. When I raised alarm, villagers caught them and trashed them.
“Enraged, they came back eight hours later and took away my goat and raped her.”
According to The Tribune India, the owner heard the pain-filled bleating sounds of his goat from a secluded house where the incident took place.
Five of the men were said to have fled the area while three others remained and dared Aslup to call the police after they were caught red-handed.
Source: Hindustan Times
Aslup added that the men were Savakar, Haroon, Jaffar, and five other suspects who have yet to be identified.
“One of the accused is mental. When I told them that I will file a complaint against them, they said you can do anything that you want, we will continue to do this. They don’t fear getting jailed as they claim to have contacts with big people.”
It is reported that the seven-year-old pregnant goat was ‘not able to walk’ after the whole ordeal and died a day after. Dr. Ramvir Bhardwaj, a veterinary surgeon of animal husbandry said the goat died of brain haemorrhage.
Dr. Ramvir said,
“It was 50 weeks pregnant. During the postmortem examination, it was found that there was blood in her windpipe. Samples of its vaginal swabs were sent to the forensic science laboratory.”
Police have registered a case under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits ‘… intercourse against the order of Nature with man, woman or animal’ and under the Animal Cruelty Act.
According to Gulf News India, netizens were enraged when the news broke and have taken to Twitter to discuss the issue of rape of both people and animals in today’s society.
The story was shared over thousands of times along with the hashtag #JusticeForGoat.
One Twitter user said,
“What kind of society are we going to build? How can we expect the safety of our women in a society where animals are not safe? Alas, human beings are turning into senseless creatures!”
Animals rights advocate Meet Ashar tweeted,
“SHAMEFUL – Pregnant goat reportedly gang raped and killed by 8 men in Nuh district of Haryana.
There has been a steep increase in cases of sexual abuse against animals. People who are violent often start with animals as victims and then move on to humans.”
We’re really sorry to the owner of the goat and also the goat. May its soul rest in peace. The eight men should be jailed immediately and be punished severely for a long time. Maybe inmates would even punish them by giving them a taste of their own medicine.
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