15 dead oxen found in parked truck

Police officials said they suspect that the cattle may have been left unattended for at least two days.

Delhi,Delhi Police,Vasant Kunj

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Delhi Police found 15 dead oxen in an abandoned truck in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area along National Highway- 8. Suspecting that the cattle may have been left unattended for at least two days and that they probably died of heat and starvation. Carcasses have been sent for medical examination to ascertain the cause of death.

They received information at the Vasant Kunj South police station on Sunday morning about a parked truck along the highway from where a foul smell was emanating.Deputy commissioner of police Devender Arya said that on checking, a police team found 15 oxen dead in the container. Police said that the carcasses have been sent to a veterinary hospital in Masoodpur for further medical examination. They suspect that the driver and other truck employees may have fled after finding cattle dead and fearing an attack by locals.

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