Jaipur Police arrested on Friday a 27-year-old man who allegedly had sex with a calf and left the animal bleeding.
The arrest came after a local resident told police he caught the suspect, Mohammad Iqbal, on Thursday night in his cow shed while the accused was allegedly having intercourse with the two-and-a-half-months-old calf.
“I called out to my other family members and even though Iqbal tried to escape from the spot, we caught him. We saw the calf was bleeding profusely as a result of the intercourse and the other cows were also restless and mooing,” the complainant, Nathu Lal, told HT.
Lal and other members of the family told police that Iqbal confessed to having sex with the calf. “He told us that he had intercourse with the calf one or two times earlier as well and thereafter we took him to the police,” said Lal.
Iqbal used to live in a rented house near the cow shed in Jaipur’s Pratap Nagar and originally hailed from Bhaptiyahi in Bihar.
“We have registered a case under section 377 (voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal) of the IPC against Iqbal and investigation is on,” said head constable Raxpal Singh from the Pratap Nagar police station.
Lal said his suspicions were aroused as the calf was often heard wailing along with other bovines. He and others rushed to the cow shed
The condition of the calf is worsening by the hour. “The bleeding isn’t stopping ever since the incident and we are waiting for the police to conduct the medical tests of the animal for the purpose of investigation,” said Lal.
Police said Iqbal used to live in Jaipur with his brother-in-law who was absconding since the incident. A search has been initiated for his brother-in-law.
“The rest of his family is back in Bihar and we are currently interrogating Iqbal to know more details about him,” said the police.