Mob lynches truck driver in Himachal Pradesh for alleged ‘cattle smuggling’

17, Oct 2015

Oct 16, 2015 | PTI| Nahan (HP)
Truck carrying five cows and ten oxen, was spotted by local people who chased the…
Nahan (HP): An alleged cow smuggler was lynched by a mob while his four accomplices were apprehended by police with the help of local people after nearly four hours of chase in the forests in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Friday.
DSP Pachhad, Yogesh Rolta, said that five cow smugglers, who were attacked an injured by local people, were arrested and admitted to hospital.
A truck carrying five cows and ten oxen, was spotted by local people who chased the vehicle. Sensing trouble, the truck driver allegedly tried to smash one of the vehicles by hitting it from the rear, Rolta said.
But when the police and people kept up the chase, the truck driver stopped the vehicle at Lawasa Chowki square and allegedly threw some cows out of truck, he said. One cow died on the spot while five others received grievous injuries.
Abandoning the truck, the five alleged cow smugglers took shelter in a nearby forest at Lawasa Chowki adjacent to Sarahan-Chandigarh road, said the DSP.

 

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