Mob rescues cows from abandoned truck, sets it on fire in Maha’s Buldhana district

Buldhana (Maha): A mob set a truck carrying cows on fire in Nandura city in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district on suspicion that they were being transported for slaughter, police said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred around 10:30 PM on Tuesday when some people noticed that at least 29 cattle, including cows and buffaloes, were tied in an abandoned truck parked in front of the Nandura city bus stand, police sub-inspector Mahadev Dhandhre told PTI.
He said the truck was abandoned by its driver and helper.
“Of the 29 bovines in the truck, eight were found dead while 21 cattle were shifted to a cow shelter,” Dhandhre said.
After the bovines were shifted out of the truck, the mob set it on fire.
A case was registered against unidentified persons under section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Offences were also registered against the driver and the helper of the truck, the police officer said.
Further investigation is underway.

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