Last week, more than a dozen cows died due to hunger at a cow shelter in Kannauj.
PRAYAGRAJ — Thirty-five cows were found dead at a temporary shelter in Kandi village in Bahadurpur in Prayagraj district on Friday, sending shock waves in the area.
Continuous rains and lightning are said to be the main cause behind the deaths.
Treatment for others cattle are underway. While speaking to media persons, District Magistrate, Bhanu Chandra Goswami said, “Prima facie it appears that 35 cattle have died due to lightning. Treatment for other is underway,” reports ANI.
The incident has come to light just days after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure that the cow sheds are self-reliant and all facilities are provided to the animals in order to protect them.
Last week, more than a dozen cows died due to hunger at a cow shelter in Kannauj. The deaths triggered protests by locals outside the cow shelter. According to the locals, at least 15 cows have died or went missing while the shelter workers took half a dozen cows away on loaders, reports IANS.