Uttarakhand: In a shocking disgraceful and inexcusable incident, A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a cow at Uttarakhand’s Pauri district where tension prevailed as right-wing outfits forced a shutdown of the market and staged a protest at the local police station.

Police said swab samples are being tested in Pauri to confirm the incident. The report is still awaited.

ABVP and Bajrang Dal activists hit the streets as the news about the arrest of the man spread through Satpuli town on Wednesday, Said Pauri SSP Jagat Ram Joshi.

They forced a shutdown of Satpuli market and also vandalized a furniture shop owned by the accused, he said.

Later, the protesters gheraoed the Satpuli police station, demanding action against the accused.

Additional forces had to be deployed in the town to restore peace and maintain vigil.

A case under Section 377 (unnatural sexual offences) of the IPC has been registered against the accused and he has been sent to Pauri jail, Joshi said.

The market shutdown is continuing in the town amid heavy deployment of forces, he said, adding that the situation is tense but under control.

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