Dogs, cats are not human beings: Bombay High Court quashes FIR against Swiggy delivery person who accidentally mowed down dog

The bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and Prithviraj Chavan said that offences of rash driving, endangering lives etc under the IPC would not apply in cases where the victim is an animal.
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The provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) penalising rash driving and endangering the life would not apply in a case where an animal is the victim, the Bombay High Court recently held while quashing a case against a Swiggy delivery person who had accidentally mowed down a stray dog while delivering a food parcel [Manas Mandar Godbole vs State of Maharashtra].

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