Mumbai: In a shocking case of animal abuse, an eight-year-old female dog named ‘Noorie’ was sexually assaulted inside a shopping complex in Mumbai’s Powai. Also Read - Horrific Animal Cruelty: Pregnant Wild Buffalo Killed For Its Meat in Kerala's Malappuram, Foetus Butchered
The incident came to light on Thursday when a woman who provides food and medicine to animals on a daily basis found the dog bleeding. The dog was rushed to a medical facility where veterinarians suspected a foreign object could be the cause of the bleeding and managed to remove a long wooden stick which had been inserted into her private part.
Devi Sheth, who took Noorie to the hospital, told Mumbai Mirror, “She was in a pool of blood. There was no response, but you could see she was suffering… When we found her, so many people were just walking past… Strays are our responsibility. But people discard them like they are nothing.”
Noorie is in critical condition and stick has been removed. However, her intestines have been ruptured, multiple organs damaged and she is struggling for life. An NGO is trying to raise money for her treatment along with demand for justice.
The Powai police have registered a case against unknown persons under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
”We have visited the place where the incident took place. We are now checking CCTV footage from the spot,” Vijay Dalvi, a police officer of Powai police station told ANI.