Afraid of being beaten up after running over 3 cows, MP man jumps to death

The duo were trying to speed away to escape mob fury when their vehicle had hit another truck and come to a halt.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published:August 7, 2016 3:02 am
madhya pradesh, Barna, Barna river suicide, madhya pradesh suicide, cow deaths, madhya pradesh cow deaths, madhya pradesh news, india news Police confirmed that the two had jumped into the river for fear that they may be attacked.

A truck driver who jumped into a river fearing he may be assaulted after his vehicle accidentally killed three cows in Sultanpur town of Raisen district was found dead on Saturday.

Manubhai, aged around 45, and his cleaner Mohsin Raees Khan had jumped into the Barna river after their wheat-laden truck had killed three stray cows some distance before the bridge late on Thursday night. The duo were trying to speed away to escape mob fury when their vehicle had hit another truck and come to a halt. They had jumped into the river.

While the 22-year-old cleaner had managed to swim to safety and spent the night sitting on a rock, there was no trace of the driver who had jumped before him.

Raisen SP Deepak Varma and Inwati confirmed that the two had jumped into the river for fear that they may be attacked.

In-charge of Sultanpur Police Station Jaipal Inwati told The Sunday Express that divers were pressed into service to look for Manubhai who had neither contacted his family members or the owner of the transport company.

“I sat the whole night on a rock. I was shivering and running fever but preferred to sit there. We jumped into the river because we were scared for our lives and thought we would not be spared for killing the cows. Three-four people were abusing us,” Mohsin had told this paper on Friday from the Sultanpura Police Station.

He had also hoped that Manubhai had escaped. “The water was enough to drown us, but he knows swimming,” the cleaner had said. Police claimed at the time that there was not much water in the river.

Police said the transport company had sent three trucks to Sultanpur to load wheat. The trucks were on their way to Sachin GIDC near Surat in Gujarat when the last truck had hit the stray cows sitting on the road. The death of cows and the subsequent accident involving two vehicles had brought traffic to a halt that night.

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Police had booked the truck driver under Section 429 of the IPC (mischief by killing or maiming cattle etc, an offence punishable with imprisonment of up to five years).

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    khan
    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:20 am
    A time will come that cows will sit in parliament of India
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      sunny
      Aug 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm
      modi ke raj mein insaan se jaada janwaro ki jaan kimti hei lt;br/gt;animal life is more important than human life in BJPs rule
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        asif
        Aug 7, 2016 at 8:36 am
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          asif
          Aug 7, 2016 at 8:36 am
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            asif
            Aug 7, 2016 at 8:37 am
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              jk
              Aug 7, 2016 at 3:11 am
              who says we r not progressing???
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                iftiindian
                Aug 7, 2016 at 4:09 am
                Cow roam on road to spray and lay dung so that vehicles may run smoothly. Great cow-ard India under modi.
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                  Joydeep
                  Aug 7, 2016 at 3:15 am
                  What were the cows doing on the road? Waiting for modi to take selfish?
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