Tensions raised in Gwalior’s Dabri on Wednesday night, October 16, after residents found some people burying dead cows. Villagers called local gau rakshaks while the group fled, leaving a JCB and other equipment behind.
According to reports, initial police investigation revealed that most of the cows died due to starvation, allegedly after being kept locked in a small room of the school for more than four days.
Police sent the 17 cattle carcasses for autopsy. Officials suspect some farmers may have locked up stray cows to save their crops, the Times of India reported.
A case under the state’s anti-cow slaughter law has been registered against unidentified people.
“It won’t take long to trace the culprits. Once the JCB owner is traced, we will come to know who hired it. It’s simple. Additional police forces have been summoned,” a police officer was quoted in the media report.
कांग्रेस ने गौमाता को वोट प्राप्ति का साधन बना लिया है। ये गौमाता की रक्षा की बजाय अपने हितों को साधने का काम कर रहे हैं। मैं आग्रह करता हूं कि गौमाता पर ऐसे खेल बंद होना चाहिए। सरकार तत्काल गौशालाएं खोलें, उसमें गायों को भेजें, ताकि ये अकाल मृत्यु का शिकार न हों। pic.twitter.com/EbgSkVby1S
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) October 17, 2019
“The Congress manifesto mentioned opening new cow shelters, but cow deaths are being reported in the state.” said Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said attacking Congress party.