A YouTuber named Raghu from Tamil Nadu has been booked for an illegal and hurtful activity. A video went viral in which a man forcibly made a bull eat the live roster. Reportedly, an animal rights activist has spoken against the incident and informed the police.
The YouTuber Raghu posted the violent video in December 2023 over his YouTube and Instagram handles. As per the video, certain laws have been hindered, and based on that, a case has been filed against the YouTuber.
Who is YouTuber Raghu and what did he do?
A few days ago, a YouTuber named Raghu from Chinnappampatti near Tharamangalam in Salem, Tamil Nadu, uploaded a video on his YouTube channel and Instagram in which he forcibly made the Jallikattu bull eat a live rooster. It was seen in the video that three men were involved in the activity.
In the video, Raghu holds the mouth of the bull and makes him chew and swallow the live rooster. According to the sources, the bull was undergoing training for Jallikattu, and Raghu fed chicken to the bull to improve the bull’s strength and increase the possibility of winning the event for Jallikattu.
Jallikattu is typically practiced in the region of Tamil Nadu and the South area on the occasion of Pongal. In the event, contestants attempt to tame a bull, and the owner wins a prize, including the gold coins and more. The bulls who won the event are used for breeding, and the market price of the bulls also increases. So it is assumed that YouTuber Raghu feeds the bull chicken to strengthen him and make him win the Jallikattu.
What happened with YouTuber Raghu?
After the video went viral, Arun Prasanna, the founder of People for Cattle in India, a Chennai-based NGO, filed a complaint against Raghu and informed the Tharamangalam Police about the incident. On Tuesday, the Tharamangalam Police registered a case against Raghu and other men with him.
The investigation is going on; however, the accused have not been arrested yet, but strict action will be taken against them. The police filed a case under Section 3 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, which also includes charges for hurting religious sentiments.
An animal rights activist, Arun Prasanna, came forward and said that bulls are herbivores, and feeding the animals raw meat can lead to unknown diseases. He added that the confusion and distress the bull would have endured while being forced to chew on bones and feathers and to drink blood and swallow flesh.
Prasanna even said that similarly, the immense pain and fear the rooster would have endured while being roughly handled and forced between bull teeth while being slowly chewed to death alive is difficult to imagine. Arun claimed that he feared the impression the YouTuber was forming on society.