Police under fire for feasting on stolen goat

Patna: Cops at a police station in Bihar have come under fire for allegedly feasting on a stolen goat belonging to a poor villager.

The incident took place at Bairiya police station in West Champaran district, some 234km from Patna.

According to reports, the villager, a resident of Kodha Bazar locality in the district, had recently registered a case with the local police station stating that his goat had been stolen.

Acting on his complaint, a team of Bairiya police caught the thieves and recovered the goat. The goat was brought to the police station but it was never handed over to its owner.

“When I reached the police station to take back my goat, I couldn’t find it. When I inquired I was told that they (police) had feasted on the goat,” the owner of the goat said on Friday.

The aggrieved villager later reported the matter to the local village council chief. When the village council chief requested the cops to return the goat to the villager, he was reportedly told, “The goat has been consumed and hence can’t be returned.”

The aggrieved villager has now decided to bring the matter to the notice of the senior police officials.

Goats have led to many killings in Bihar and Jharkhand. Last year, a youth was killed after his bike hit a goat in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.

Earlier, two youth were caught, tortured and beaten to death in Jharkhand for allegedly stealing a goat belonging to an influential person. The horrendous incident took place at Garja village in Simdega district.


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