New Delhi: A three-month pregnant cow in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district was allegedly raped by unidentified men. The owner found the bovine tied to a toddy tree with blood oozing out of its genitals.
Dairy farmer Nama Buchicharaju's cow had been missing since Sunday in the district's Pithapuram Mandalam area. After a hunt, the animal was found tied to a nearby tree with bleeding genitals, a police officer said.
A local veterinarian confirmed that the cow was sexually assaulted, following which Buchicharaju lodged a complaint against unidentified people.
As soon as the news spread in the area, local residents thronged the police station and demanded arrest of the accused. The protesters were pacified after police assured them of swift action.
Earlier this year, a pregnant goat was allegedly sodomised by eight men in Haryana's Mewat after which the animal died.
The owner, Aslup Khan, said his goat went missing from its shed, located adjacent to his house, following which he and other villagers started looking for it.
"It was around 11 pm when I heard some noise and went out. The gate of the shed was open. I panicked and raised an alarm, as four of my goats had been stolen in the past and this was the only one left. While we were looking around, we found three men sexually assaulting my goat," Khan was quoted as saying by a newspaper organisation.