A man was arrested by the Navi Mumbai and Panvel police in Maharashtra on 22 August for allegedly raping a female stray dog in Kharagar.
Animal Activist, Vijay Rangare filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the local police station with the help of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
He tracked down a man caught having sex with a dog, just on the basis of a video that went viral on Independence Day, and dragged him to the cops. He also tracked the dog down, and took her for a medical examination. If the medical report provides evidence of sexual assault, he will have a case to put the man behind bars for 10 years.
Vijay Rangare, was one of the many people who saw a video of a young man abusing a dog and thrusting his genitals into her mouth.
Rangare and his friend , then tracked the man down: 22-year-old Munna Kumar who works as a waiter in a dhaba in the same area.
According to PETA, the alleged perpetrator is thought to be a repeat offender who may have previously sexually abused other animals as well.
The FIR has been registered under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which states that the rape of an animal by a human is a crime carrying a prison term of up to 10 years.
PETA strongly believes that if the man is released he might attack a human in the same way.
Munna was arrested on Wednesday night and produced in court on Thursday, which remanded him to five days in police custody.