Bihar van driver attacked for honking at a cow

SAHARSA: Amid rising incidents of cow vigilantism, a driver of a pick-van is suspected to have been blinded in his left eye after he was attacked for allegedly scaring a cow by honking the horn in north Bihar’s Saharsa district. The incident took place at Maina village in Sonbarsa Raj police station area, 250 km north of state capital Patna, on Thursday evening. Police said driver Ganesh Mandal, 30, was returning home at Bochahi village in neighbouring Bhagalpur district from Saharsa when he came across a cow roaming on national highway-107. “Mandal honked the horn so that the cow could get out of his way. Instead, the bovine panicked and ran away. This made the owner of the cow, who was nearby, furious and he rained baton blows on Mandal,” the police said. The cow owner has been identified as Ram Dular Yadav, they added.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Hindu
Location of incident Highway perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: March 27, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Mandal
    Name of Perpetrator Ram Dular Yadav
    State Bihar
    District/City Saharsa
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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