Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a shocking incident where two bulls were found hanged in front of a government middle school on Wednesday morning in Mayapur village. Apparently, both the bulls had entered into a field in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh and ransacked the crops and caused major loss to the farmers.
The gruesome act was met with criticism in the area when the bulls were discovered hanging from a tree in front of the school by villagers. The matter was promptly taken to the police and the bodies of the animals were removed to be sent for post mortem, according to The Times of India. Investigations after the deaths revealed that the animals had got inside the field of Darshan Singh, causing a large amount of loss to his crops.
On the basis of two eye-witnesses, Singh was interrogated and detained. Breaking under pressure, Singh confessed to the murder specifying that he had caught the two bulls with the help of some of his relatives and inflicted a lot of pain with iron rods and canes. Having beaten both the animals, they dragged them and hanged them one by one as 'punishment.'
Singh and his relatives have been booked under a number of charges- Section 429, 4, 6,9 of the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004 (Madhya Pradesh Cow Progeny Slaughter Prevention Regulation) and different sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
What is astonishing, however, is that no one came forward while the act was being carried out. Again, we are faced with a situation where people behaved worse than animals and lost their morals, thoughts and will to restrain themselves.