5 Cows Die After Consuming Rotten Vermicelli

Around 10 cows consumed the poisoned vermicilli and were taken ill. Later in the evening, five of them died.

Published: 16th April 2016 02:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2016 02:53 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KANPUR: Five cows died and four were taken ill after consuming rotten vermicelli in Chakeri area here, triggering protests by the cow owners.

Sewai factory owner Ram Pratap Savita had discarded the rotten vermicelli on an empty plot of land, a police official said.

Around 10 cows consumed the poisoned vermicilli and were taken ill. Later in the evening, five of them died, he said.

Enraged over the incident, the cow owners protested outside the factory owner's house, the official said, adding protesters were pacified by the police.

He said the bodies of the cows have been sent for postmortem while the sick cows have been admitted to a veterinary hospital.

Police have been deployed in the area.

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