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Man held for sex with cow, tension in Uttarakhand town

Man held for sex with cow, tension in Uttarakhand town

Dehradun: A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having sex with a cow at Pauri district’s Satpuli town where tension prevailed as right-wing outfits forced a shutdown of the market and staged a protest at the local police station.

Police said swab samples are being tested in Pauri to confirm the incident. The report is still awaited.

ABVP and Bajrang Dal activists hit the streets as the news about the arrest of the man spread through the hill town yesterday, Pauri SSP Jagat Ram Joshi told PTI.

They forced a shutdown of Satpuli market and also vandalised a furniture shop owned by the accused, he said.

Later the protestors gheraoed the Satpuli police station demanding action against the accused.

Additional forces had to be deployed in the town to restore peace and maintain vigil.

A case under Section 377 (unnatural sexual offences) of the IPC has been registered against the accused and he has been sent to Pauri jail, Joshi said.

The market shutdown is continuing in the town amid heavy deployment of forces, he said, adding that the situation is tense but under control.

—PTI