UP villager files FIR, announces Rs 50,000 reward for missing bull

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Varanasi
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016 11:33 IST
Manoj Pandey, the bull owner, said the missing animal was like a child to him. (ANI photo)

A man from Khazuhi village in Uttar Pradesh has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for anybody who can help trace his bull, which went missing on April 2.

A search was launched after the owner, Manoj Pandey, lodged a formal complaint with the Sarnath police on Sunday.

“An FIR was registered after Pandey lodged a complaint. A team was constituted to trace the bull, and police carried out searches at many locations,” Sarnath SHO Mahendra Prasad Yadav said.

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Sources said Pandey has been fasting ever since his bull, lovingly called Badshah, went missing. “It feels like I have lost my child. Badshah has been with us since its birth. I don’t have words to express my pain,” he said.

Pandey recalled how Badshah’s mother had died a month after he was born three years ago. “For at least a year, I fed him with milk procured from another cow. Since then, he has been an inseparable part of my family,” the owner said.

This is not the first time a police search was launched for missing cattle. On January 31, 2014, seven buffaloes belonging to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan were stolen from his Rampur farmhouse — spurring a search that eventually led to their recovery nearly 18 months later.

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