Hassan, Jun 25: In a bizarre incident, a man who was transporting a cow after stealing it was killed by the same cow at Appenahalli village of Channarayapatna taluk in Hassan district.
The deceased has been identified as Govindappa, a 50-year-old man from Tipatur in Tumakuru district. The police have confirmed that he had stolen the cow from a farm house. Rumours are doing rounds on social media that he was a Hindutva activist. However the police have not confirmed it.
According to postmortem report, Govindappa died on the spot when the cow kicked him in his private part in an apparent bid to escape from him.
The police said that Govindappa had already taken the cow two kilometers away and was about to transport it in a vehicle when the animal showed its presence of mind.
A case has been registered in this regard at jurisdictional Nuggehalli police station.
Kicked in the private part by stolen cow, thief dies on the spot