After snatching chains from women and committing burglaries at homes, miscreants have now turned their eyes on the holy cows housed at Mysore Pinjrapole Society at the foot of Chamundi Hill in city.

It is reported that a gang of unidentified miscreants yesterday night damaged the compound of Pinjrapole and made away with an unspecified number of cattle sheltered in what is often described as a safe haven for disabled, sick, aged and rescued cattle.

The incident came to light this morning when morning joggers noticed a part of the compound completely razed to steal the cattle from the shelter.

The number of cattle allegedly stolen will only be known later in the day as counting of more than 5000 cattle housed in the shed complex would be a time-consuming affair.

Meanwhile, President of Mysore Pinjrapole Society G.Bikam Chand Bafna, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that the incident might have happened late at night and the matter came to light only when the public noticed the damaged compound and informed them at about 6.30 am.

He further said that some calves and adult cattle were found missing and added that the exact number of missing cattle would be known after taking stock of the cattle present and tally it with their register which has the data of the number of cattle at Pinjrapole.

Bafna further said that Garuda, which was patrolling the area, had stopped and added that he has requested City Police Commissioner K.L.Sudhir to provide security.

Meanwhile, the City Police Commissioner, who rushed to the spot along with K.R. Inspector C.D.Jagadish, inspected the premises and assured them of providing security.

K.R. Police, who have registered a case, are investigating.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore