Mumbai | Agents of the Mumbai police have proceeded to the arrest of 27 suspects linked to a sexual assault that took place in the Mumbai subway yesterday afternoon.
Eyewitness testimonies claim that during a power outage a cow that had wandered into a subway car was sexually assaulted during several minutes by an “unknown number of men”.
The sexual assault went on during the whole 13 minutes of the power outage claim eyewitnesses.
“ When the lights came back on, the cow’s face and body were covered in sperm ”
– Eyewitness testimony
“At first, when the lights went off, we did not understand what was happening. We heard the cow moaning, but we thought she was scared of the darkness. But when the lights came back on, the cow was covered in semen and some of the men still had their pants down,” told an eyewitness to reporters.
Up to five years in jail
If proven guilty, the accused could face up to five years in jail explains Indian law expert, Drujnapitaka Jurpidritjpat.
“The prohibition of cow slaughter and protection from any form of abuse, be it of physical or of psychological nature, is also one of the Directive Principles of State Policy contained in Article 48 of the Constitution,” he explains.
“Cows enjoy a great status in India, greater than any other animal because of its traditional role in Hinduism and importance in Hindu culture even today,” he adds.
“They are exalted creatures of God, and as so, they are allowed to roam freely anywhere they like”.