Friday, July 12, 2024
HomeLaw and orderSick! Four Indian men arrested for raping lizard

Sick! Four Indian men arrested for raping lizard

RATNAGIRI-(MaraviPost)-Four persons are in Indian police custody for allegedly raping a Bengal monitor lizard at Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) in Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra Forest Department confirmed the news adding that officials at Sangli forest reserve spotted them through CCTV cameras and traced them.

Very sick men

The suspects were apprehended after the department discovered the recording of the heinous act in thier cell phones.

“During the investigation, the forest officials found that the accused had allegedly raped a Bengal monitor lizard. Their act was also recorded in a mobile phone of one of the accused persons.

“We have recovered all the related evidence from the accused and they were granted forest department custody initially, but are out on bail now,” the forest official said.

The suspects were identified as Sandeep Tukram, Akshay Sunil, Janardhan Kamtekar, and Pawar Mangesh.

They were identified as hunters who allegedly entered the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve in the Gabha area at Gothane.

The forest officials also recovered two pistols and two motorcycles from them.

Forest officials said they have now sought legal opinion on invoking Section 377 (Unnatural Offences) of IPC in the case, in which the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act have already been invoked, India express reported.

The Bengal monitor lizard is a reserved species under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

The large terrestrial animal can weight up to 7 kg and they are generally hunted for meat. The accused could face seven years in prison if convicted.

Last month, a man from Kerala was arrested for allegedly raping and killed four months pregnant goat.

Angella Semu
Angella Semu
I hold a Bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Development Communication that I obtained from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I previously worked with The Nation Publications Limited since 2018 before joining The Maravi post particularly on Agriculture Desk as an intern before I became a correspondent. Currently I am reporting for The Maravi Post mainly in International News and locally in the Southern region of Malawi.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Sylvester Movette zunda on Mali wedding attack kills 21
James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?