A fruit vendor named Taufiq Bashir Mujawar (35) was arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing a cow with a knife in the abdomen and limb after the bovine gulped down papaya from his fruit cart, a report published in the Times of India said.
The incident took place at Murud in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Tuesday this week, where the accused had his fruit stall. According to the police, the cow ate papaya from the fruit cart owned by Mujawar which enraged him and in a fit of anger, the accused attacked the bovine with a knife.
A bystander informed the police of the incident after which police arrived at the spot and took the injured animal to a nearby centre for treatment. The injured cow was administered injections to stanch the bleeding and bandaged to prevent infection from spreading.
Meanwhile, Mujawar has been taken into custody and booked under various sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. He was subsequently produced in the court which sent him to judicial custody.