Cow severely injured after chewing on bomb for wild animals [Representative image]  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Three cows of a Goshala in Kogileru village left for grazing into the forest at around 4:30 pm on Sunday
- One cow mistakenly chewed on a crude bomb that was fixed for killing wild animals
- After initial medical aid at the village, the injured cow was to Tirupati for better treatment
Chittoor: After the recent incident in Kerala where a 15-year-old cow elephant died after allegedly eating a cracker-stuffed fruit, a cow has sustained severe jaw injuries due to a blast after it bit a crude bomb meant for killing wild animals in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
‘Cow mistakenly bit crude bomb’
This incident took place at Kogileru village, Pedda Panjani Mandal. Sub-inspector Lokesh Reddy said, “There is a ‘Goshala’ with three cows in Kogileru village. On Sunday evening at around 4:30 pm, the cows are left into the forest for grazing. One of the cows has mistakenly bitten a crude bomb that was fixed for wild animals. With the bomb blasting, the cow severely injured.” After initial medical aid at the village, the bovine was to Tirupati for better treatment.
S Arjun Reddy, the organizer of Goshala and veterinary livestock officer at Mutukuru village, has lodged complained with local Panjani Police Station. Based on his complaint, a case is registered under sections 286, 429 and 11 of the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act and Section 9B (i) (b) of the Explosives Act.
In another incident last month, a pregnant cow got seriously injured after being fed an explosive-laced wheat flour ball in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district. The owner of the cow accused his neighbour of committing the barbaric act of animal cruelty. A video showing the seriously injured cow with blood oozing out from its mouth went viral on social media platforms.
In Kerala, a pregnant elephant collapsed while standing in the waters of the Velliyar River after it ate a cracker-stuffed fruit. The post mortem report stated that the cracker explosion resulted in excruciating pain and prevented the elephant from taking food and water for nearly two weeks. Finally, it collapsed severe debility and weakness.
The incident sparked massive nationwide outrage. As per the initial investigation by the Union Environment Ministry, the tusker might have accidentally consumed the cracker-stuffed fruit which was fixed for wild boars in the region.