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Assam woman demands death penalty for neighbour who killed her egg-laying duck

The woman filed an FIR against her neighbour.

india Updated: Jul 28, 2017 10:54 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Representative image(HT File Photo)

An aggrieved resident of Assam’s Guwahati has lodged a police complaint against her neighbour for allegedly killing her egg-laying duck and also demanded a death penalty for the man.

Renu Rabha, a resident of Kanchan Nagar, alleged Kusumbar Baruah clubbed the duck to death with a stick after it entered their compound on Thursday and passed excreta.

Both families had a fight over the issue following which Rabha decided to approach the Noonmati police station with the dead duck and filed an FIR against Baruah seeking justice.

An inconsolable Rabha told police officials Baruah should be given death penalty for killing the bird, which had started laying eggs since few days.

“We have registered a case based on the complaint and are investigating. Among other charges, we have added section 429 of Indian Penal Code, which deals with killing of animals,” Rajib Saikia, in-charge of Noonmati police station, told the Hindustan Times.

The dead animal has been sent to the government veterinary college for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.

However, Rabha’s wish for capital punishment won’t get fulfilled as section 429 of the IPC provides for a maximum jail term of five years or a fine or both.

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 10:54 IST