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No case lodged in mass cattle deaths

The police are yet to lodge a complaint in mass deaths of cattle at two cowsheds in the city, even as the caretakers suspect the animals were poisoned.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2011 00:59 IST

The police are yet to lodge a complaint in mass deaths of cattle at two cowsheds in the city, even as the caretakers suspect the animals were poisoned.

On Tuesday, nine cows and bulls died at Kamdhenu Dham and Nandi Dham cowsheds. The post-mortem reports state the animals died of poisoning. The incident follows the death of six animals in similar circumstances two months ago. “In the recent incident, we found two packets of poison near the feeding area. Two months ago, when cattle died, we recovered two tomatoes laced with poison near their grazing area,” said an official of one of the cowsheds.

He said the tomatoes were sent to the Madhuban forensic lab, but the report is yet to come. “In August first week, some unknown person fired five-six rounds in the air near Nandi Dham, which created panic among the animals. Many were injured as they started running helter-skelter,” the official said and added the police have not yet lodged any complaint.

However, police said they are investigating the case, but the FIR has not been lodged due to sensitivity of the matter. “All necessary steps will be taken. It is too early to reach any conclusion as the matter is very sensitive. We will file an FIR if needed,” said Rajesh Duggal, ACP, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.