Nizamabad: A young man was booked after he was alleged to have raped a one and a half year old calf here in Telangana.

The accused has been identified as Laxman of Nizampur village. He was caught by locals in his village on Friday. According to reports, Investigation officials suspect that he had been committing the act of bestiality for close to a year now.

"The incident took place on Friday night when some locals spotted the accused suspiciously roaming near a farmer's house, where the cow was tied," Sub-Inspector B Venkateshwarlu from the Navipet police station said to a daily.

"When they questioned him, he claimed that he was there to collect cow dung along with some other reasons. However, the locals were unconvinced and doubted that he was engaging in sexual intercourse with the animal. They informed the police and we detained him to avoid a fight breaking out in the village," he added.

According to reports, the cow was sent for a medical test to a veterinary hospital.The results will be out in two or three months. The accused will also be send to the court on Monday for judicial remand.

According to police, a case has been registered under Section 377 of the IPC. After legal advice, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 will also be added.
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