Police jeep tries to save cow, kills woman

While Usha Devi, 60, was killed on the spot, her two grandchildren and one other person were injured in the accident, according to police.

By: PTI | Balrampur | Updated: June 3, 2017 3:23 pm
cow vigilantism, cow protection, up jeep, uttar pradesh police van, india news The driver of the police’s Dial 100 jeep lost control of the vehicle in an effort to save a cow. Usha Devi was killed on the spot. (Representational)

A woman was killed today and three people, including her grandchildren, were injured when they were hit by a police jeep whose driver was trying to save a cow, police said. The incident in Harriya township took place when Usha Devi, 60, and the others were walking on the road.

The driver of the police’s Dial 100 jeep lost control of the vehicle in an effort to save a cow. Usha Devi was killed on the spot. Three people, including her two granddaughters aged two and four, were admitted to the district hospital, police said. A case has been registered against the driver of the vehicle.

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    sabu daniel
    Jun 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    just like country of apes ...we should not become country of cows
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      Pog
      Jun 5, 2017 at 11:51 am
      Poor chap knew he would be lynched if hit the cow which is a big deal in India thanks to BJP. A woman and 2 kids, no big deal, theres a billion Indians anyway. Who's going to miss those 3! Can't blame him. The Hindi belt is dragging India backward.
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        Joydeep
        Jun 5, 2017 at 9:11 am
        the fact is the cow has no business to be on the road. people leave the cows to fend for themselves on the road. and on the other hand they say it is mother. it is plain double standards, and the w cow issue is clearly only for votes. so many times I see group of cows on the road with the calf having got separated from the mother because of the road with traffic. and no one bothers. this cow mata thing is a complete idiocy when you see sights like that. Had the cow not been on the road, the lady would not have died. And the cows have no business to be on the road,.
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          Gurprit
          Jun 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm
          Salla ia Insan ki kdar nhi karte chale maa ko bachane Salle ko fansi do
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            DA
            Jun 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm
            This sort of toxic coverage of a routine incident serves to polarise the country. A driver of any vehicle will try to avoid hitting any large object, which in this case happened to be a cow. If there were an elephant in his path, this would equally apply. It is just human reflexes that take over, not a planned and calculated monoeuvre. I am sorry to see that the editors at IE will allow a routine accident to perpetuate a narrative in this fashion.
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              sahil
              Jun 4, 2017 at 6:18 pm
              this coverage hurts the savarna voters as it highlights jhandelwalan administration's real priorities Well done IE
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              1. Pankaj Nanda
                Jun 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm
                Totally agreed...I don't know what media wants to represent by publishing news in such a way..
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