The Shocking Incident: Cow Rape in Bhilai City
In a shocking incident that has left the nation appalled, a cow in Bhilai city, Chhattisgarh, was reportedly raped by a cloth trader named Hasan Khan. The disturbing act, caught on CCTV footage, took place on May 24, 2023. The video swiftly went viral on social media, sparking outrage among citizens.
Responding to the public outcry, members of the BJYM and other Hindu organizations rallied together, demanding swift action against the perpetrator. The Jamul police station was gheraoed by the furious protestors, urging the arrest of the accused and the initiation of legal proceedings. The Chhattisgarh police acted promptly, apprehending Hasan Khan within 24 hours and ensuring his incarceration.
The reprehensible incident of cow rape unfolded in Bhilai’s Housing Board Colony, where Firoz Khan and his family have been residing for several years. Hasan Khan, a garment trader from Delhi, had arrived in the area to sell his merchandise. On the fateful night of May 24, under the cover of darkness, he committed this repugnant act, unknowingly captured by a surveillance camera.
Outrage and Demand for Justice: Public Response to the Incident of cow rape
Deepak Yadav, a Bajrang Dal activist wanted to take stand for the cow, expressed their determination to seek justice, stating, “We want that the harshest punishment is taken against such accused. They should not be spared at all. Otherwise, the entire Hindu society and Bajrang Dal will launch a fierce agitation.” The incident has also shed light on alleged previous incidents of a similar nature in the Housing Board Colony, raising concerns about the lenient treatment of such offenders. The arrest of Hasan Khan brings some relief to the affected community and sends a resolute message that such acts of brutality against cow or any other will not be tolerated.
In another similar incident of animal cruelty, where a 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping not a cow but his pet dog for two years. The incident took place in the Chouhati Payarabagan area of Sonarpur police station in South 24 Parganas. Ratikant Sardar was apprehended on Thursday evening after a couple of neighbours caught him on camera while committing the heinous act.
As per sources, Sardar was spotted in an inebriated and unclothed condition while the doghowled. The locals said,”Sardar had been engaging in sexual acts with his pet dog for nearly two years now. We had repeatedly asked him to release the dog and refrain from such an act, but he refused to listen to us.” After facing repeated defiance from Sardar, the residents decided to shoot a video of the accused while he was raping and shared it on social media.
Unfortunately, the video went viral on social media, and an animal lover’s organization came across it. After watching the disturbing footage, the Kolkata Animal Welfare Foundation filed a written complaint against Sardar at the Sonarpur police station. Founder Sandeepan Mukherjee stated, the video was filmed about a year ago by locals who were unaware of animal protection acts and failed to take necessary action.
Mukherjee added that Sardar had allegedly lured female street dogs and raped them over the years, but he had managed to escape the consequences until now. “We came across the video of the abominable act on Wednesday. We lodged a formal complaint based on the same under Section 377 and 11 of the Animal Cruelty Act, following which an FIR was filed,” said Sandeepan Mukherjee, Founder of Kolkata Animal Welfare Foundation. He will be produced at the Baruipur court on Friday. Meanwhile, the dog was sent to a veterinary hospital on Thursday evening, which confirmed sexual abuse. The animal has been kept under observation at an animal treatment center in Sonarpur.