Two thieves feared drowned in Chambal river as stolen buffalo swims across

While the buffalo was found from Kothala village of Madhya Pradesh, the two suspected thieves accompanying the animal while crossing the river are missing, and feared to have drowned.
While the buffalo was found from Kothala village of Madhya Pradesh, the two suspected thieves accompanying the animal while crossing the river are missing, and feared to have drowned.(AP file photo)
While the buffalo was found from Kothala village of Madhya Pradesh, the two suspected thieves accompanying the animal while crossing the river are missing, and feared to have drowned.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2016 06:10 PM IST
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ByPTI, Jaipur

Two persons who stole a buffalo and fled from Dholpur district are suspected to have drowned while crossing the Chambal river at Dihauli area, police said on Tuesday.

According to Dihauli assistant sub-inspector Shiv Shankar Tyagi, the two suspects were crossing the Chambal river with the animal when they went missing.

The buffalo was found on Monday from Kothala village of Madhya Pradesh, with a plastic bag containing two mobile phones, pairs of clothes and shoes tied to its horns.

This suggested the police that the two thieves may have drowned while crossing the river.

“The buffalo was found stolen from its owner in Dholpur’s Dihauli area on September 23 and a case was registered in connection with the theft”, the ASI said. Dihauli is the border between between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

While the animal has been handed over to the owner, hunt to trace the two thieves is on, he added.

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