Camel ‘bites off its owner’s head’ in India before the animal is beaten to death by angry villagers
A camel was beaten to death by angry villagers after it reportedly decapitated its owner in India.
Sohanram Nayak attempted to capture the animal that had become enraged after it broke its ropes. He was trying to chase another camel in Panchu village in Bikaner in Rajasthan state, Monday night.
According to The Times of India, the animal grabbed its owner by the neck and threw him to the ground.
Angry villagers tied the camel to a tree and then beat it to death.
Local reports claim that the victim’s relatives were involved in the beating and killing of the camel. After a post-mortem, Sohanram Nayak’s body was handed over to his family.
No complaint has so far been made over the killing of the state animal.
Rajasthan, a state in northern India, banned the slaughter and injury of camels in 2015. The crime, outlined in the aptly-named Rajasthan Camel Bill 2015, is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine.
The bill noted an ‘alarming’ decline in the number of camels in the region in recent years, observing that the camel was ‘an integral part of the desert eco-system of the State’.