A cow that was hit by a train near Tambaram Sanatorium railway station and then abused by a drunk man died on Tuesday evening. The animal was lying injured by the tracks on Monday evening when 55-year-old S. Muthu, native of Madurai, spotted the animal and sexually abused it.

The cow was taken to Tanuvas hospital in Vepery where it succumbed to injuries on Tuesday evening. Muthu was handed over to the railway police in Tambaram. A case under Section 377 was registered.

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