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Mumbai: A case was registered after a female dog was allegedly sexually assaulted at a shopping complex in Powai on Thursday.

The dog was rushed to a medical facility where an 11-inch wooden stick was recovered from her private parts. The dog, Noorie, is in critical condition and stick has been removed.

The Powai police has registered a case against unknown persons under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

"We have visited the place where the incident took place. On the next day, October 23, a case was registered against unknown persons. An investigation is going on. We are now checking CCTV footage from the spot," Vijay Dalvi, police officer of Powai police station told ANI.

The incident came to light on Thursday when a woman who provides food and medicine to animals on a daily basis found the dog bleeding.