Tamil Nadu: Cow dies in country bomb explosion in tiger reserve

The bomb was allegedly kept by some persons in the area to scare wild boars and other animals from straying into their fertile land.

ByPTI

Published Mar 02, 2024 | 5:19 PMUpdatedMar 02, 2024 | 5:19 PM

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A cow died in a blast triggered by a country-made bomb in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Erode, police said on Saturday, 2 March.

According to police, the five-year-old cow was part of a herd of five owned by Thayappa, a local farmer in the Thiginarai forest area near Thalavadi.

The herd is used to grazing inside the forest area. On Friday, 1 March, the ill-fated bovine bit a country-made bomb hidden within the grass and suffered injuries on its face and mouth.

The bomb was allegedly kept by some persons in the area to scare wild boars and other animals from straying into their fertile land, the police said.

Despite the injuries, the cow returned to its owner who rushed it to a veterinary doctor in the area for first aid. However, the cow died there, the police said.

Thayappa informed the forest officials and police about the incident and a case has been recorded for investigation.

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