Five held for 'slaughtering' three cows in Maharashtra

Five persons were today arrested for allegedly slaughtering three cows in Ambarnath in Thane district, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 28, 2016, 20:47 PM IST

Thane: Five persons were today arrested for allegedly slaughtering three cows in Ambarnath in Thane district, police said.

The prime accused, along with his four accomplices, allegedly slaughtered three cows in the vicinity of his residence in the wee hours today, Police Inspector Balkrishna Wagh of Ambernath Police Station told PTI.

The police have been able to identify all the five accused.

A case under section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and section 38(4) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 was registered, the officer said, adding investigations are underway.