Trigger warning: This article has distressing details about sexual assault.
In disturbing news emerging from Gothane village in Maharshtra, a group of men has been accused of gang-raping a monitor lizard at Sahydari Tiger Reserve.
As per a report from India Today, the names of these men are - Akshay Sunil, Sandeep Tukram, Pawar Mangesh, and Janardhan Kamtekar.
A Monitor Lizard has been gang raped in India. The rapists recorded the act on their mobile phones. Their names are Sandeep, Mangesh, Janardan and Akshay. pic.twitter.com/HxfjA6cZhB— Ali The Magnificent (@OpusOfAli) April 13, 2022
These men did not only commit the heinous crime but also recorded themselves. The Maharashtra Forest Department got hold of that footage and is currently planning to take the issue to the Indian Panel Court.
Three of these men had come to the forest reserve for hunting and were caught first in the CCTV camera as they wandered around.
This is beyond scary ... Haven't heard of anything like this ... https://t.co/i5KyyISlL5— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) April 13, 2022
If proven guilty of the crime, they will be staring at 7 years of imprisonment.