Mumbai: In an inhumane and disgusting incident, a 28-year-old food delivery boy was arrested for allegedly having sex with a dog in a mall in Mumbai.
Akash, the accused, was arrested by the Mumbai police based on a complaint filed by one Minu Sheth, an animal activist and member of MGO Bombay Animal Rights.
According to reports, a delivery executive saw Akash raping the dog on the premises of Hira Panna Mall for several days and then one day he made a video of it and forwarded it to various people, which reached Vijay Mohnani, president of Bombay Animal Rights, who sent it to Minu Sheth and asked him to file a police complaint.
Later, based on Sheth’s complaint, the police registered a case against the accused under Section 377 (unnatural sexual offences) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and arrested him.
The police produced Akash before a court in Bandra, which sent him to judicial custody on October 31.
It should be noted here that cruelty to animals is a recognized offense under Section 428 and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code. However, as inhumane people like Akash continue to hurt animals, forgetting that animals also have a right to live without pain, there is a need for stricter laws and their effective enforcement against animal cruelty prevention.
Not only is it the duty of animal activists to protect animals, but as human beings, each of us should respect every living thing, including animals, and treat them with kindness. Even if we can do no good for them, we must not harm them. And the police should take some exemplary action against the accused person so that others don’t dare to harm the animals in any form.