Mass killing of cows: Home Ministry forms probe committee


Kathmandu: The government has pledged to take action against those involved in the forceful death incident of cows in Birendranagar of Surkhet. In this connection, the Home Ministry has formed a four-member committee under the leadership of Under-Secretary Sagarmani Pathak to probe the mass killing of cows.

The Ministry has given 15 days to the committee to investigate into the incident and come up with a report. The Home Ministry has further stated that those involved in the serious crime such as mass killing of cows would face stern action as per the law.

A statement issued by the ministry today noted, “The Home Ministry is committed not to leave scot free the criminals involved in murdering cows”. The Ministry has urged the stakeholders to help in the process of investigation into the incident. It has drawn serious attention to the incident wherein roughly two dozen cows were found dead in Katkuwa forest along the Dailekh-Surkhet road section on Thursday.

The cows were being transported to Dailekh from Nepalgunj sub-metropolis-based kanji house. The ministry has directed the committee to find out truth behind the transportation of cows, their unnatural deaths and injury.

Municipal Police and truck drivers of Nepalgunj had released the cows in the forest of Birendranagar municipality-14, Katkuwa forest and returned to their residence.