Crime
The accused strangulated the dog with a noose, before dragging the corpse to a nearby bush

In a gruesome act of bestiality, a 22-year-old man in Hyderabad strangled a pregnant dog to death and sexually assaulted the corpse on Monday.

The incident took place at Shastripuram, which comes under Mailardevpally police limits. 

The police said that Subash Singh, was a native of Nepal and was in the city to meet some friends.

"We know that he was intoxicated. He could have been on drugs also, but we are yet to confirm it. He has been arrested," a police officer told TNM.

Reports suggest that Singh strangulated the dog with a noose, before dragging the corpse to a nearby bush and sexually assaulting it.

However, the owner of the dog heard commotion and asked his son to look for the source of the sound, following which Singh was caught red-handed.

TNIE reported that locals thrashed the man before handing him over to the police.

The police have registered cases under section 377 and 429 of the IPC besides Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals Act.

The dog's body was later sent for a post-mortem.

Incidents of violence against dogs have been on the rise of late in the city. 

Last month, two videos from the city, that showed cruelty against dogs went viral on the internet. While one of them showed a bunch of boys tying puppies, piling twigs and hay to create a pyre and then setting it ablaze as the puppies howled in pain, the other showed a young man shooting two dogs with a rifle. 

In August, the Hyderabad police registered a case against unidentified persons for shooting three dogs within the Tappachabutra police station limits.

A month before that, three dogs were poisoned and acid was thrown on a pregnant dog in Yapral, Secunderabad.