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Communal tension grips Satpuli after man caught in act of bestiality

Communal tension gripped Satpuli town in Pauri Garhwal district on Wednesday after a man from a minority community was allegedly caught during an act of bestiality in a cowshed

dehradun Updated: Aug 02, 2017 20:02 IST
Arvind Moudgil
Locals protest outside the police station in Satpuli.
Locals protest outside the police station in Satpuli.(HT Photo)

Communal tension gripped Satpuli town in Pauri Garhwal district on Wednesday after a man from a minority community was allegedly caught during an act of bestiality in a cowshed.

Police said the 23-year-old man was caught by a lady belonging to the family which owns the cowshed.

On a complaint of the cowshed owner that the man was having sex with a calf, police booked him for unnatural offences under the Indian Penal Code.

Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi, who rushed to the spot, ordered deployment of Provincial Armed Constabulary.

“No communal violence or any untoward activity would be allowed in the town,” Joshi said, adding that strict action would be taken against the culprit.

As words soon spread, many people gathered at the cowshed. The agitated crowd damaged furniture of a shop owned by the culprit’s father. Satpuli market was closed down in protest.

Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) also gathered at the police station and demanded “anti-social” people, who are hurting religious sentiments of Hindus, should be identified.

“We demand police to pinpoint the people who are repeatedly trying to hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu community,” said Sandeep Dabral, district president of VHP.

This is the second time in a month when communally tension erupted in Satpuli. On July 9, a shop was ransacked after its owner’s son posted a morphed picture of Kedarnath shrine picture on a social networking site.