Breeders attack rivals' bull

Breeders in a Punjab village attacked a buffalo bull belonging to a rival with sticks and left it with a damaged eye because it was hurting their business.

By Our Special Correspondent in Chandigarh
  • Published 14.10.17
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Chandigarh, Oct 13: Breeders in a Punjab village attacked a buffalo bull belonging to a rival with sticks and left it with a damaged eye because it was hurting their business.

Mohali police have arrested three people and charged them under penal code sections 290 (public nuisance) and 511 (attempting offences that carry jail terms) as well as the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The attacked bull is a Murrah, one of the most sought-after breeds for mating. Two years ago, villagers of Sadhpura, 31km from Chandigarh, had pooled money to buy it for Rs 1 lakh.

"For each mating we would charge Rs 500. Most cattle owners from other villages came to us for breeding. This enraged some people in adjoining Dang Dehra whose breeding business got affected," said Dharam Singh, Sadhpura sarpanch.