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Sec 377 may be imposed on cab driver who raped female puppy to death

Sec 377 may be imposed on cab driver who raped female puppy to death
Naresh Kumar, Pic: India Today

New Delhi: In an another incident of animal cruelty, a cab driver has been accused of raping a seven-month-old puppy. Police sources said cops are likely to include Section 377 (unnatural offenses) of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR.

Naresh’s wife will also be called for a statement and if she tells police about Naresh being perverted, another case will be registered against him. So far no arrest has been made in connection with the case as officials are awaiting a supplementary medical report of the puppy, and Naresh Kumar is absconding since Thursday evening as per the locals.

Naresh, the father of two daughters, had beaten up his wife and had broken her right arm. On Thursday too, Naresh and his elder brother Suresh were found drunk since evening, reports India Today.
The incident took place on August 25, as per the FIR.

The doctor at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, where puppy’s autopsy was conducted claimed that the report mentions “excessive blood loss from her private part and the shock of the horror are the cause of her death”.

Now, police are suspecting that it could be possible that Naresh might have inserted some foreign object in the private part of the puppy. Law experts believe that even if the foreign object was inserted by Naresh, the case comes under section 377 of the IPC.

An animal lover Abhishek Kumar is the complainant in the case. According to him, Naresh confessed that he had raped the puppy and left her bleeding in a jute bag in Naraina Industrial Area with the help of his brother Suresh. When Abhishek along with some locals went to that area, the bag was discovered and the puppy was found in a pool of blood.

When the puppy was rushed to the hospital, it was declared brought dead. After five days of receiving the complaint, the FIR was registered with Naraina police station under section 429 of IPC, 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Experts say attacks, as well as cases of cruelty against canines, are on the rise in the country. A horrific CCTV footage emerged this month, showing a group of men savagely pummelling a stray dog to death with bricks in a south Delhi alley and then stealing the carcass. Two of the accused were arrested and they claimed to have eaten the animal.

Similarly, a psychopath, Nakul Mishra, was found stabbing dogs to death at the Green Park Metro station, and an unemployed Dwarka resident chopped off the hind legs of a puppy with a hacksaw when it scratched him last year. In October 2016, Hyderabad Police arrested a man for killing and raping a dog.