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Cattle smuggling has dropped almost by half since 2016, as per reports of the Indian authorities.
After a group of villagers tried to confront the cattle smugglers in Kathumar village, they allegedly fired at them to run away.
35-year-old Gopal was a member of a local cattle protection group and he had been involved in several cases where smuggling of stolen cattle was stopped by locals.
Bangladeshi cow smugglers tie explosives to cows neck, throw them in river to discourage the BSF from intercepting at West Bengal border
Earlier this month, a BSF jawan had lost his hand after Bangladeshi cattle smugglers hurled bombs at him.
The buffaloes were of the Murrah breed and as per the relatives of the murdered farmer, could easily be sold for Rs 50 to 60 thousand each.
Chhattisgarh: Village tense after cow carcass discovered, case registered against unknown miscreants as villagers demand action
The villagers suspect that the crime was committed by people from the Muslim community.
The locals have accused the police of not taking action against the rampant illegal transport of cattle in the area.
The accused cow smuggler, Nurain, fled the scene after the villagers attacked the police personnel
Uttar Pradesh: Illegal cow slaughter and arms unit busted, main accused Mehboob Alam Sheikh along with 13 others arrested
The police recovered Rs 52,000, six calves, meat and knives besides partially manufactured firearms, including carbine, pistols, etc, from the spot.
On Wednesday, the border guarding force had thwarted an attack by about 200 Bangladeshi cattle smugglers and seized 107 buffaloes along the border.