The terror of Cow vigilantism has been in news for long, in a shocking incident, which though not linked to vigilantes but only cows, in Bihar Saharsa district, A driver of a pick-up van is suspected to have been blinded in his left eye after he was attacked for allegedly scaring a cow by honking horn.
According to the source, Driver Ganesh Mandal, aged 30 was returning home at his village in neighbouring Bhagalpur district from Saharsa when he came across a cow roaming on national highway-107. “Ganesh honked the horn so that the cow could get out of his way. Instead, the cow panicked and ran away. This made the owner of the cow Ram Dular get furious, who was nearby and rained on Mandal,” the police said. The cow owner had been identified as Ram Dular Yadav, they added.
Ganesh fell unconscious when he was hit on his left eye, the police said, he was rushed to the nearby hospital. After regaining consciousness, Ganesh complained that he is unable to see out of his left eye, then PHC doctor referred him to the government hospital at Saharsa. As the patient was bleeding from his left eye and the possibility of his losing vision could not be ruled out, the PHC doctor said.
Meanwhile cow owner Ram Dular Yadav has denied the charge that his cow was roaming on the NH. “I was, in fact, milking the cow when the driver scared it by honking the horn,” he told reporters.
Sonbarsa Raj police station SHO Mohammad Izhar Alam said an FIR had been registered on the basis of the complaint by Ganesh. Further investigation was on, he said.
Source : HT