9 cattle charred to death in fire

EMROZ SURI RAJOURI, DEC 10: In major fire in a cattle shed 9 animals were charred to death in Harni village falling under Mendhar area of border district Poonch Sources revealed that the cattle shed owned by Mohd Sagfeer Khan resident of Harmutta Harni village of Mendhar caught fire last night in which 9 of his cattle were charred to death and reason of this fire is yet to be ascertained Sources further added that with the help of locals the victim tried to control the fire but failed to prevent the loss. ” The sufferer is poor enough and these cattle were his only source for his family livelihood and we appeal to Poonch administration and govt to help the poor to bear the loss” said one local resident Police has taken cognizance of the matter and started investigation. ” We have started investigating the matter and if we find some mischief behind the incident we will take stern action against the culprits under relevant sections of law” said a Senior Police Official.