Five arrested for allegedly assaulting men transporting cows

Jaipur, Jul 19: Police in Rajasthan’s Kota district have arrested five people for allegedly being part of a mob that assaulted two men who were transporting bovines to Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night. Praveen Tiwari (30), the owner of the bovines and Ahmad Ali (40), the driver of the truck in which they were travelling, sustained injuries in the attack and received treatment in a hospital in Kota, said officials. “My family is engaged in the business of dairy farming near Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. I had come to Jaipur to purchase bovines. After spending Rs. 2.25 lakh, I purchased seven milch cows near Chomu in Jaipur before we started for MP on Tuesday,” Tiwari told The Indian Express. He added that on their way back, the truck had stopped near the Hanging Bridge toll plaza in Kota district on Tuesday night where they were attacked. (Agencies)