In yet another incident of animal cruelty, a gang of six men reportedly hunted and killed a pregnant buffalo in the Malappuram district of Kerala. 

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This heinous act was committed a few months after a 15-year old pregnant elephant died brutally after consuming a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers in the Silent Valley Forest Area.

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The state forest officials who arrested six people in relation to this case have allegedly found buffalo meat from the house of one of the accused during a raid on the night of August 10.

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Investigations revealed that the accused hunted the wild, pregnant buffalo at Puncha forest in Chakkikuzhi forest station limits under Kalikavu range of Nilambur south forest division. 

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The forest officials have seized about 25 kilograms of meat and it is assumed that there was around 200 kilograms of meat in total. 

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According to reports, in a barbaric act, the men also butchered the foetus that was growing inside the buffalo's womb. 

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The six accused men were presented in front of the court in Malappuram on Wednesday for committing such an inhumane act. 

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According to Section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code, killing, poisoning, making or torturing an animal is a cognizable offense.