Stray cow kills elderly woman in Kota, 4th such death this year
A stray cow attacked and critically injured an elderly woman in Mahaveer Nagar of Kota City leading to her death in hospital, police said TuesdayUpdated: Jul 04, 2017 20:38 IST
A stray cow attacked and critically injured an elderly woman in Mahaveer Nagar of Kota City leading to her death in hospital, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday, they said. This is the fourth such incident this year when a person was killed after being attacked by stray cattle.
Sixty-year-old Madhu Bai, a resident of Santoshi Nagar in Kota City, was walking to her home from Mahaveer Nagar, where she works, late afternoon when a stray cow hit her from behind. As Madhu fell, the cow kicked and trampled the elderly woman leaving her critically injured.
Some locals chased away the bovine and rushed Madhu to a hospital where she died during treatment late in the evening.
As the news of her death spread, Anil Suwalka, Leader of the Opposition in Kota Municipal Corporation, alongwith others staged a dharna outside Mayor’s office Tuesday.
Suwalka alleged that the district administration removes the stray cattle from the roads only during VIP movement. “KMC has failed in impounding the stray cattle. It has also failed to curb the roadside sale of green fodder,” he alleged.
Contacted, deputy commissioner, KMC, Rajesh Daga said that Kota faces the problem of stray cattle as a large number of cattle herders and dairy farmers live in and around the city. Once the bovines go dry, the dairy farmers let them go.
KMC has expedited its campaign to impound the stray cattle, he said, adding 1,025 cows and bulls have already been caught by private contractor, who gets Rs 175 per cattle head.
On sale of green fodder near road, Daga said they had caught several such vendors and warned them but it has failed to have any deterring effect.
Mayor Mahesh Vijayvargiya, meanwhile, said that KMC will now impose a fine of Rs 3000 on owner of the cattle found roaming in city. A survey of household cattle will also be undertaken.
He said Bandha Dharampura Gaushala of KMC has the capacity of holding 1,000 cattle head but presently 2,100 cows are lodged there.
Chief Executive officer of KMC, Dr Vikram Jindal said the civich body was impounding a large number of cattle but was facing the problem of finding suitable place to lodge them. “We will increase the capacity of Bandha Dharampura gaushala from 1000 to 2500 within next four months in first phase and later to 3,500 in next phase,” he said.