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85-year-old man cuts off cow’s legs because it defecated on his food

By Mason White 8:55 AM April 24, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
An elderly man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly chopping off the legs of a cow because it defecated on his food, police in India said.

85-year-old V Balu of Guduvancherry, told investigators that he first tried to push the cow away with a stick, but instead of going away, it defecated on his chili.

Enraged by this, he cut off the cow’s legs. The cow immediately collapsed as a result of the injuries.

A neighbor who witnessed the incident, notified Blue Cross of India (BCI), an animal rights group, and they filed a complaint with the police.

The man was charged with one count of animal cruelty. The suspect was released on bail. BCI volunteers took the wounded to the Veterinary Polyclinic in Saidapet for further treatment.

Police are still looking for the owner of the cow.