Tourists attacked by cow transporters in Odisha

The tourists, who claims to be animal lovers, also approached district collector Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar and sought her intervention for swift action.

By: PTI | Rayagada | Published:July 16, 2017 1:37 am
Tourists attacked, Odisha tourist attacked, tourist attacked in Raygada, Odisha cow transporters attack tourist, indian express news A group of tourists from outside the state were assaulted and robbed in Raygada district allegedly by cow transporters. (Source: google Maps)

A group of tourists from outside the state were assaulted and robbed in Raygada district allegedly by cow transporters after they told them not to beat up the animals, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred near Khedapada village last evening when the tourists were returning after visiting nearby areas.

One of the tourists, K Venkateswaran Kannan, a resident of Hyderabad, lodged a written complaint at Chandili police station on Saturday. Rayagada SDPO Y J Rao said that the complainant alleged they had spotted a few persons transporting cows and beating them up. “When they intervened, the cow transporters attacked them,” he said.

Kannan alleged that they attackers hit him with an axe, pulled his wife, snatched his mobile phone and wallet, besides attacking his friends who had come to his help. The tourists, who claims to be animal lovers, also approached district collector Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar and sought her intervention for swift action.

“I have directed the police to take action against the attackers. The district has conducive environment for the tourists and their safety is our top priority,” the collector said.

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    Pankaj Singh
    Jul 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    Come to Delhi and Gurgaon because lots of cow is eating plastic so kindly help them because you are cow lovers.
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      Iqbal Ansari
      Jul 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm
      Hahahah now they only become cow lover they are not they are cow terorrist.
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        Maneesha
        Jul 16, 2017 at 11:38 am
        Orissa, You scare me.
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          Pankaj Singh
          Jul 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm
          Hi cow lovers come to mama because lots of cows eating plastic every day. So sick peoples every time cow and cow and cow. Enough is enough so this time please think about human life?
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          PRASAN PRABHAKAR
          Jul 16, 2017 at 11:37 am
          Now we have to think twice before entering Orissa. Very poor law and order there.
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