Eight men accused of gang-raping a pregnant goat that later died from its injuries, are being hunted by the cops.
The men reportedly stole the goat in a village outside Nuh, northern India and beat the animal before taking turns in sexually assaulting it.
Daily Mail reports that the owner of the goat claims he caught the men in the act and together with some of his neighbours, was able to restrain and beat up three of the alleged culprits before they fled.
Aslup Khan, a 27-year-old truck driver, told local media that he and the other villagers had gone looking for his goat after noticing it missing, and found the men raping the animal.
'My goat was injured and lying on the ground. It was not even able to walk,' he told
'I took it home and applied medicines on the wounds on its head and nose. It did not eat anything the next day and was lying as if it was paralysed," he told Hindustan Times.
Owner Aslup Khan, seen holding up his police complaint, claims he was visited by one of the attackers as the goat lay dying, and says he told him he 'had a nice time' with the goat.
He told the news website that one of the alleged attackers had come to visit him while he was caring for his dying animal,
Police said one of the accused met Khan the next day and mocked him over the condition of the goat.
“He came to me on Thursday and threatened to steal the goat. He laughed and said that he and his friends had a nice time that night, which made me furious. I thrashed him after which he fled the spot,” Khan said.
The condition of goat started deteriorating and it died around 6pm. That’s when the villagers informed police who reached the village on Thursday night.
“We informed the veterinary surgeon as the post-mortem had to be conducted and booked the men involved in the sexual assault,” Bhasin said.
Dr Ramvir Bhardwaj, veterinary surgeon of animal husbandry posted at Nagina said the goat died of brain haemorrhage. “It was 50 weeks pregnant. During the post-mortem examination, it was found that there was blood in her windpipe. Samples of its vaginal swabs were sent to the forensic science laboratory,” Bhardwaj said.