Man Gets 10 Hours In Jail For Torturing Mouse To Death In UP’s Badaun
Uttar Pradesh: A 34-year-old man spends 10 hours in jail for torturing a mouse to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun. The accused has been identified as Manoj Kumar.
According to reports, the matter came to light after an animal activist lodged a complaint with the local police station and sought action against the man for drowning a mouse in the presence of his children.
As per the circle officer, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was not applicable in the case as mice did not come under the category of ‘animals’.
Meanwhile, the police recovered the dead mouse and sent it to a veterinary hospital for post-mortem. However, the staff at the veterinary hospital refused to conduct the autopsy after which the dead rodent was sent to Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly, nearly 60 km from Budaun.