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Carcasses of 40 cows recovered from farmhouse in Uttar Pradesh

The doctor, at whose farmhouse the carcasses were found, says villagers brought their weak and diseased cows to him.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2017 01:07 IST
PTI, Bahraich (UP)
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The team found carcasses of 35-40 cows and their buried remains at a farmhouse of a doctor in Bahraich.(HT photo for representation)

Carcasses of about 40 cows, buried under a farmhouse in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich , were recovered on Saturday, prompting the police to launch a probe in the matter.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of officials including the sub-divisional magistrate and the chief veterinary officer visited the farmhouse of additional chief medical officer JN Mishra, Bahraich district magistrate Ajay Deep Singh said.

“The team found carcasses of 35-40 cows and their buried remains there. Apart from this, some medicines and chemicals were also found,” he said.

“The farmhouse has been sealed and police deployed there. The carcasses have been sent for postmortem and viscera for investigation,” Singh added.

He said a probe was underway to ascertain whether the cows were poisoned or not.

The district magistrate informed that Mishra was not discharging his duties properly and departmental action will be initiated against him.

Activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini had also lodged a complaint in the matter.

Dr Mishra said, “I started with nine calves. After sometime, the villagers started bringing their weak and diseased bovines here. I had served them as per my capacity, and when they died, I buried them here at the farm house itself.”

He also claimed that he never derived any profit from the cows.

First Published: Apr 02, 2017 01:04 IST