Residents block road after man attacked by bull dies in Bharatpur
Angry residents blocked the Circular Road under Mathura Gate in Bharatpur district on Thursday with the body of a man, who was attacked by a bull on June 19 and died in a hospital on Wednesday nightjaipur Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:28 IST
Angry residents blocked the Circular Road under Mathura Gate in Bharatpur district on Thursday with the body of a man, who was attacked by a bull on June 19 and died in a hospital on Wednesday night.
The victim was identified as Ratan Singh Saini, 72, a resident of Mali Mohalla, who worked as a daily-wage worker in the city.
The residents, including Saini’s family members, protested the district administration’s inability to control the stray cattle on streets. The protestors also demanded compensation for the family of Saini, who is survived by two sons.
“My father was going to temple on June 19 when a bull attacked him,” said Hajari Saini, the victim.’s elder son. He was taken to Raj Bahadur Memorial District Hospital, but doctors referred him to Jaipur, where he died on Wednesday night.
This is the second such incident in the city. Kunal Jatav, 5, of Surajpol Colony also died in a similar incident on May 9. He was sitting near the gate of his house when one of the two fighting bulls fell on him fatally injuring him. Later, he died during treatment.
His father, Jugal Kishor, also a daily-wage labourer, also blamed the municipal corporation’s negligence for his son’s death.
Bharatpur mayor Shiv Singh Bhont said the number of stray cattle has been rising in the city, as cattle owners abandon their cattle that they think are useless. “We started a transit camp for stray cattle caught from the streets, but cow shelters in the district aren’t ready to take them,” he added.
The municipal corporation has bought more than 12 hectare land to set up a cow shelter in Ikran village. A tender has been floated for a building boundary wall around the land and ₹1.40 crore will be spent to build the cow shelter where all stray cattle of the city would be shifted, he said.
First Published: Jun 21, 2018 22:28 IST