Madhya Pradesh man arrested for raping cow, charged under Section 377

In a horrifying incident in Madhya Pradesh, a man was arrested for raping a cow and has been charged under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

According to The Times of India, the 50-year-old Sravan Vyas was caught in the act by three women in Betul town and the incident was report on 19 March.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Vyas, according to the report, was under the influence of alcohol and some other drugs that couldn't be deducted through medical examination.

While the locals wanted him also charged under the prevention of cruelty to animals act, Pankaj Tyagi SHO of Kotwali police station told The Times of India, "There was no evidence of any such cruelty to add that section. The section 377 of IPC covers it all."

As shocking as it was, such incidents have happened before in the state.

Another man in Madhya Pradesh was caught trying to rape a cow in 2013.

A report in The Times of India had said that 25-year-old Kankar Marar alias Chavanni was caught in the act and had escaped death because angry tried to lynched him.

Marar too was charged under Section 377 of the IPC after a complaint from the cow's owner.

Updated Date: Mar 28, 2016 12:44 PM

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