In an incident that can be labelled ‘Patna Shocker’, a man was caught on a camera raping a stray dog during Holi celebration. While the incident took place earlier on March 8, it was only after the video clip gone viral, that a probe was initiated against the accused in the matter. The incident took place in Faisal Colony of Phulwari Sharif, and an application was submitted by an NGO in Phulwari Sharif police station, which led to Patna Police starting an investigation.
The CCTV footage of the incident shows an unknown person openly committing the unnatural act with a dog in the colony, which has now led to a case being lodged against the unknown person under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Animal Act. The police are investigating the matter, assuring action will be taken against the accused.
Animal rights activists and concerned citizens have expressed their shock and anger over the increasing incidents of animal abuse in the country. The brutal act on the innocent dog has raised questions about the safety and welfare of animals in India.
This is not the first time an incident as horrific as this has surfaced. Last month, a similar incident was reported in Delhi’s Indrapuri area.
The Facts of the Matter
India has been witnessing a disturbing trend of stray dogs being sexually abused by humans, leading to widespread outrage and concern among animal rights activists and the public at large. Several incidents have been reported across the country, with perpetrators using social media to share videos of these heinous acts.
In yet another incident, a man in Patna was reportedly caught on cam, allegedly raping a stray dog. While the incident took place on Holi, it was until recently that it was reported.
According to reports, a stray dog was allegedly sexually abused by an unidentified youth in Phulwarisharif area of Patna, the capital city of Bihar. The incident came to light after a video of the heinous act went viral on social media.
While the authenticity of the video is yet to be confirmed, a non-government organization lodged a complaint at the local police station, seeking action against the accused.
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Complaint Registered, Investigation On
Following the complaint, the case was lodged against the unknown person under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Animal Act. Phulwarisharif SHO Mohd Safir Alam confirmed that the police are currently verifying the CCTV footage provided by the NGO, and the investigation is underway.
It is deeply concerning to hear about a dog rape case in Patna. I request the authorities to take this matter seriously and nab the culprit immediately. @PatnaPolice24x7 pic.twitter.com/zxqhLBmEfa
— Manas Dave🇮🇳 (@ManasDave13) March 19, 2023
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Delhi Rocked by Similar Incident in February
Earlier in February, the national capital was rocked by a similar incident, where a man was caught on camera committing the heinous act on a stray dog in Hari Nagar. In the Delhi incident, there was a back-and-forth tussle between animal rights activists and law-enforcement, with the former alleging inaction by the latter.
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Animals Abuse in India – Numbers Tell A Grim Tale
A recent report on violence against animals in India has revealed that between 2010 and 2020, humans have caused harm, mutilation, death, and even rape to nearly 500,000 animals.
The report, jointly published by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) and All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS), highlights that over 2,300 intentional and gruesome acts of violence led to the death or irreparable harm of these animals.
Furthermore, the report reveals that over the past five years, nearly 4,230 dogs have been killed through mass culling drives conducted across the country.
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