Committee formed to probe alleged killings of cows submits report


Kathmandu: A committee formed to probe the alleged killing of cows at Katkuwa forest of Surkhet district last month submitted its report to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Wednesday.

The Home Ministry confirmed the report submission to the Minster. Receiving the report, the Minister promised to take action against those involved in the crime.

Thirty five cows among a herd of around 300 were said to be transported to Dailekh from Nepalgunj were found dead on August 29, prompting the Home Ministry to constitute a four-member probe committee coordinated by Ministry under-secretary Sagarmani Pathak, citing the incident unexpected. The committee visited Banke, Surkhet and Dailekh districts to meet the officials concerned, locals, office bearers of Nepalgunj Sub Metropolis, town police and truck drivers and visited the incident site in course of preparing the report, committee coordinator Pathak said.

Locals had accused of gross negligence on part of Nepalgunj sub-metropolis in the incident. The herd was picked up from the Nepalgunj-based Kanji House and the local government has been claiming the incident was unintended.