A cow was tied to a tractor and dragged, her horns broken and left to die in Bolani village of Rewari for the reason that the animal hit a bike and the biker got injured.
The incident happened in the village under Kasola police station of Rewari district on August 10.The furious biker called two other men and a tractor, tied the animal behind it and dragged it till it became unconscious. Not satisfied, the biker broke horns of the cow, police said.
Two dalit men, who tried to intervene during the torture, were bullied. The men informed police after which the cow was taken to a government veterinary hospital at Dadri Toe in Jhajjar district. The animal died at the hospital three days after the incident.
Bolani village, known as native place of many civil servants and defence personnel, was adopted by Gurgaon MP and Union minister of state for Planning, urban development and housing Rao Inderjit Singh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana because of its backward status.
Police filed a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act against two men - Dharmu, who drove the tractor and Mukesh Meena.
Police invoked the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act 2015 after the cow died. The duo was arrested on August 18 and the tractor used in the crime was seized, Hitender Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of Kasola police station, said.
Some villagers said police were not aware of the cow’s death and did not seek a death report from the hospital. “It was after pressure from locals that police took action against the accused,” a villager, who did not wish to be named, said.
SHO Kumar said there was a delay because of some procedural issues.
In March this year, the state government had passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act 2015, making cow slaughter punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years and fine of Rs1 lakh. The act defines ‘cow’ including bull, bullock, ox, heifer and calf.