Bantwal: The Mangaluru City police, arrested three in connection with the theft of a cow from a gaushala in Kairangala. They have identified the accused as Ahmed Kabeer, a resident of Kasaba Bengre, Aboobacker Siddique alias Karpe Siddique from Paivalike in Manjeshwar and Mohammed Imran from Ullal. A car and other items used in the theft have been recovered.
The three arrested are habitual offenders, and while being interrogated, they have admitted to have stolen cattle in Ullal, Vittal and Mangaluru Rural police station limits. A manhunt is on for the other accused.
The perpetrators had barged into Amrutadhara Gaushala at Kairangala in Bantwal on March 29. They had allegedly threatened the workers, stuffed a cow into their car and fled away. The incident had stirred up a hornet’s nest with gaushala head T G Rajaram Bhat commencing an indefinite hunger strike, demanding the the arrest of the cattle thieves.