In a barbaric act, an 8-year-old female canine named Noorie was raped inside the Galleria shopping complex in Powai, Mumbai. The dog was then taken to the animal care centre of the World For All (WFA) for medical treatment. To their horror, the veterinary doctors found an 11-inch wooden stick inside the dog’s genitals. The doctors have now removed the stick successfully. Meanwhile, the police have arrested one accused in the case.
While speaking on the development, Bombay Animal Rights (BAR) activist Vijay Kishore Mohanani stated, “On October 22, some of the local animal figures informed us that the dog, Noorie, was found severely injured in Galleria. We suspect that some psycho who either works inside Galleria or lives nearby brutalised the very friendly dog.”
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered at the Powai Police Station against unidentified persons under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 377 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The video of the injured dog, lying in a helpless state, has gone viral on social media.
#JusticeforNoorie, a streetdog from Hiranadani Gardens, Powai, #Mumbai was brutally raped by unknown sadistic criminal & left bleeding to die.— Streetdogsofbombay #Feedastrayeveryday (@streetdogsof) October 23, 2020
She is under treatment at @worldforall@vijaymohanani @pfaindia have filed an FIR.@TheJohnAbraham @abpmajhatv@rashmigautam27 @Jeeveshu pic.twitter.com/4TLEwRQtEZ
Animal welfare officer stated Geeten Dudani said,” Noorie is at present stable after the critical surgery was done to remove the wooden stick put inside its private part. I suspect this may be the work of two or more persons near the parking bay of Galleria during night time. We have urged the police to also check all the CCTV footage of the shopping complex.”
While seeking for a policy change, In Defense of Animals (IDA) activist Vivienne lamented that the miscreants, who committed the crime, would get away with ₹50 fine. He expressed fears that the criminals will then go on given commit bigger and more violent crimes against humans as well. He added that the official data is a testimony to the fact. “If stringent punishments are put in place to effectively deal with these terrible crimes, society will also benefit,” Choudhury emphasised.
Dog raped by a daily wage worker in Navi Mumbai
On Sunday, a 65-year-old man was arrested for raping a dog at the Nerul railway station complex in Navi Mumbai. The accused has been identified as one Mahendra D Pawar. The gruesome act of bestality came to light after a CCTV footage of the station complex, which captured the despicable incident, was sent to an animal rights group named People for Animals (PFA Mumbai, Unit-2).
While speaking about the development, PFA activist Vijaya Rangare stated, “ Around a week ago, a late-night CCTV footage showing a man sexually abusing a female dog on the west side of Nerul Station Complex was sent to our PFA Mumbai Unit-2.” After learning about the incident, he and his colleague Aditya Patil rushed to the spot and began inquiring about the crime. Soon, they were able to ascertain the identity of the accused, Mahendra D Pawar.
During the inquiry, it was found that the accused was a daily wage worker who slept within the Nerul Station complex, drank alcohol at night and abused the female dog. The animal rights activist further informed that the Mahendra was untraceable for some time and he was nowhere to be found in the station complex. On Sunday, a local informed about the whereabouts of Pawar. The Nerul police and the PFA team then rushed to the station complex and arrested the accused.
“We have also submitted all the electronic evidence such as the CCTV footage and the statement of the local people with the police in order to make it a watertight case and ensure that this man is jailed,” the animal rights activist stated. Meanwhile, Vijaya Rangare added that the dog will be taken to the hospital in Parel for further medical treatment. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 377 (unnatural sex) and section 11(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.