Posted on April 20, 2022

Indian Police Arrest 4 Men Accused of ‘Gang Raping’ Bengal Monitor Lizard

Gabrielle Reyes, Breitbart, April 14, 2022

Police in western India’s Maharashtra state recently arrested four men for allegedly “gang-raping” a Bengal monitor lizard, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported {snip}

The incident allegedly took place inside Maharashtra’s Sahyadri Tiger Reserve and “came to light days after the four accused were booked for illegally entering Chandoli National Park, which is part of the reserve, with one of them carrying a gun for hunting,” a spokesman for the Maharashtra Forest Department told reporters {snip}


“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,” an unnamed Maharashtra Forest official told PTI {snip}


India Today magazine described Maharashtra forest officials on April 14 as “perplexed” by the “abhorrent crime” {snip}

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code states that “anyone who voluntarily commits intercourse with an animal ‘shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years {snip}”