A man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with three cows. One of the cows, owned by a milkman in Vadodara, a city in northern India, was found dead the next day.
The man is accused of having sex with the animals at some point between Sunday night and Monday morning by their owner Lalji Rabari.
According to the Times of India, Rabari made a complaint to officers at Varnama police station that one of his workers, named only Rathodiya, was suspected of ‘having unnatural sex, committing mischief by killing and injuring cattle and outraging religious feeling’.
Police said that when Rabari came to the cow shed on Monday morning, he found the legs of three of his cows tied together with rope.
One of the animals was lying on the floor, dead. When Rabari probed further, he suspected somebody might have had intercourse with the cows.
He pointed the finger at labourer Rathodiya, because he claims he had indulged in a similar act with a calf two years ago.
Rabari took the man to the police station to hand him in, the newspaper reported. When police asked him if he had committed the act, Rathodiya admitted the extreme act of beastiality.
An investigating officer said the labourer told them that his brother and two other people were also present at the time, but his claims have since been dismissed by officers.
It is understood he was suffering from mental health problems. ‘When we talked to the villagers, they told us that Rathodiya has psychological problems and he even blabbers when he is alone,’ an official told the paper.