In a barbaric incident, two youth from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh have allegedly raped a stray dog and later tied the dog behind their scooter to drag her to death. As per reports, the dog was brutally dragged for almost 3 kilometers before the accused were finally stopped by locals.
Ruchin Mehra, a social activist stated to The Pioneer that the accused men had tied the dog behind a scooter and dragged her. Local residents reportedly objected and tried to catch the culprits but one of them managed to flee. Mehra has stated that the skin of the animal was fatally ripped of from body due to the dragging.
As per reports, the arrested culprit is named Nafees, a resident of the Saheed Nagar area in Ghaziabad. Nafees reportedly confessed to the crime of raping the dog several times before dragging her in the streets. Another accused Tauseef is also a resident from the same locality and has fled after the incident.
Reportedly, the accused during the interrogation has revealed that the dog had bitten several people in the locality, therefore, the two men decided to teach the dog a lesson and went on tie the dog to their scooter and dragged her. NGO People For Animals has registered FIRs against the culprits.
Several such heinous acts of bestiality and barbaric torture on animals have been reported in recent months. In November, a male dog was killed after four men in Mumbai had raped and tortured the animal, allegedly in a drunken state. In Madhya Pradesh, a man named Chhotu Khan was arrested in August after he allegedly raped a cow in Suthaliya town.
In Baghpat of Uttar Pradesh, a youth named Arif was also arrested for allegedly raping and killing a four-month-old calf. Prior to that, it was reported from Mewat, Haryana, that eight men had raped and killed a pregnant goat.