Bhopal, March 28: In a horrifying incident of bestiality, a cow which had escaped from a farmer’s shed was raped by a drunk man in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. A 50-year-old man was arrested for sexually assaulting the cow and charged under Section 377 (Unnatural Sex) of the Indian Penal Code. This is the second incident of sexual abuse of a cow, which is surprising in a state, where the key poll plank for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ‘protection of cow’.Also Read - Bajrang Dal Activists Vandalise Sets of 'Ashram 3' in Bhopal, Throw Ink at Director Prakash Jha

The accused Sravan Vyas was spotted while in the act, by three women on March 19. Subsequently, the women reported the matter to one Mithilesh Kumar who in turn reported it to the police. Speaking to the Times of India, Pankaj Tyagi, the station house officer (SHO) of Kotwali police station said, “We think he was in an inebriated condition and also under influence of some drugs that could not be deducted during the medical examination”. As soon as the news came in the limelight there was trouble in the neighbourhood. Also Read: ‘Talaq, Talaq, Talaq’: Muslim man divorces gang raped wife over TEXT! Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: After Centre, These States Have Also Increased Dearness Allowance of Their Employees | Full List Here

Angry locals wanted the police to charge Vyas under ‘The prevention of cruelty to animals Act 1960’ but the police did not comply. “There was no evidence of any such cruelty to add that section. The section 377 of IPC covers it all,” said the SHO. Before this, a 25-year-old man was arrested for having sex with a cow at his neighbour’s shed in Linga village of Balaghat District. The accused had been caught red-handed and the police had to use force to rescue him from the anger of the villagers. He too had been drunk and was was arrested under Section 456 (lurking house- trespass or house- breaking by night) and Section 377 of IPC (unnatural sex). Also Read - Delhi Shocker: 6-year-old Girl Raped, Hospitalised in Critical Condition; Accused Yet to be Identified