India: Delhi teen in hospital after sexual activity with calf

NEW DELHI: A teenager involved in sexual activities with a calf has been hospitalised at local hospital in New Delhi.


The 18-year-old man comes from the dairy farm area in Najafgarh on the outskirts of South West Delhi. He was brought to the hospital by his parents seeking treatment for his behaviour, and had been admitted to the hospital’s departments of psychiatry and forensic medicine.

This is the second case in the last two years.

“He had committed sexual intercourse with two calves and one calf died during the act. Human DNA was detected from the anal and vaginal swabs of calves in a forensic science laboratory which confirmed the allegation. The patient had not shown any feeling of guilt or remorse associated with the death of a calf and admitted to the heterosexual practice,” said Dr Sujata Satapathy, who is handling such cases of Psychiatry.

“Bestiality is a punishable offence as per Indian legal system (Section 377 of the IPC). We tried to treat the teenager but he ran away and never came back. His family lived in an unhygienic location where dairy farms operate. Moreover, we are concerned because a person who had engaged in childhood bestiality is more likely to commit adult interpersonal crimes and this should be taken as a warning sign by society,” she said.

The case has also been published in the recent issue of Indian Journal of Community Medicine.