Byndoor: Since past few years, cattles were being stolen along with their ropes during the night. Villagers who were upset over these thefts planned to catch the cow thieves with the help of activists of Hindu outfits.
On the late night of Thursday, four teams of activists of Bajrang Dal and Hindu Jagarana Vedike of the taluk were waiting, despite the heavy rain, at Nayakana Katte and Kambadakone. After midnight, at around 12.30 am, two cow thieves arrived in a pickup van. There were spotted leaving the place after stealing three cows at around 4 am. The activists, who chased the pickup, managed to catch one of the thieves and rescued the three cows from being taken for slaughter.
The cow thieves tried to run their pickup van over the activists thrice during the operation. The rescued cows and the apprehended thief were handed over to the Byndoor police.