Truck set on fire by angry villagers after they saw blood spilling out of it, found 30 cows dead

A group of angry villagers on Wednesday set a truck on fire after the vehicle was found carrying carcasses of 30 cows.

Updated: Jun 23, 2016, 02:29 AM IST
Truck set on fire by angry villagers after they saw blood spilling out of it, found 30 cows dead

Mathura: A group of angry villagers on Wednesday set a truck on fire after the vehicle was found carrying carcasses of 30 cows.

Also, the National Highway 2 was blocked by angry residents of Chaumuhan area in UP's Mathura.

What happened actually?

The trouble started when the residents noticed blood spilling out of the truck, which was parked at the outskirts of Chaumuha.

When they removed the plastic cover from the vehicle, they found it full of dead cows, police said.

30 cows found dead

"A total of 30 cows were found dead in the truck," SDM Chatta, Vishwa Bhusan Mishra said.

The angry villagers then set the truck on fire and blocked the National Highway, police said.

The negotiations were on between the residents and the police even as the villagers demanded the arrest of the culprits.

Deputy SP Chatta, Peeyush Kumar, Dy SP Mathura, Chakrapani Tripathi along with Mishra, have rushed to the spot with heavy police force, police added.

In a late night development, Mishra said that the blockade has been lifted.

The blockade was lifted after we assured the protesters that National Security Act will be slapped on the culprits, he added.