Hyderabad: Bayyaram police of Mahabubabad arrested a man on January 24, for reportedly hitting a bull and injuring one of its rear legs. Chiranjeevi, a farmer from Bandlakunta village, hit the bull and tried to break his leg, while his fellow villagers tried to stop him from doing so, said the cops.

According to the police, the bull was going to be sacrificed to their village deity and was being fed for the past four years. The bull would feed on agriculture field of villagers. Investigation revealed that Chiranjeevi was frustrated as the bull everyday used to come to his farm produce. Chiranjeevi angered over this, broke the bull’s leg. When asked by the police Chiranjeevi said that he disliked the bull as it was stronger than the bulls he owned.

A video of Chiranjeevi hitting the bull was captured by a villager and was sent to volunteers of ’People for Animals’. A local animal lover was informed about the happening by the group and the animal lover filed a complaint against Chiranjeevi in Bayyaram Police station.

The Bayyaram police station has booked Chiranjeevi under 429 (injuring, killing, poisoning any animal is a crime and the person can be sent for five years of imprisonment) of Indian Penal code.

Dattatraya Joshi Executive Officer of People for Animals said, “The man has beaten up the animal for a unacceptable reason and has unnecessarily injured it. He could have informed to the civic bodies that the bull is creating hindrance for him, but instead he choose to beat up the poor animal and also broke his leg. I was shocked when I saw that video; the bull profusely bleed, which was very terrible to watch.”

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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