Jind (Haryana), Aug 14: Haryana Police on saturday rescued nine cows from an abandoned truck as they were being taken for slaughter on the Birauli link road in Haryana here.
The truck, which was bogged down in mud Radhana village, was spotted by villagers on the link road. When they went to check the matter, they found no one and heard the bovines' voices.
A police team led by SHO Dharambir Singh rushed to the spot and broke the truck's door open only to discover nine cows and two bulls stuffed in the truck.
The bulls, who had died by the time police reached, were buried in the village while the cows were handed over to the villagers. Police said that prima facie, the bovines were being taken for slaughter.
The accused abandoned the vehicle and fled after it got stuck in mud due to heavy rain. A case has been registered against unknown persons under relevant provisions of the law and a manhunt was launched to nab the accused.