Three cows have died to a suspected case of water pollution at Malavoor near Bajpe on the city outskirts of the city.While two Holstein Friesian (HF) breed cows died two days ago, one more of the same species, died on Friday. Cows from Kapila Park, a private cattle shelter, are suspected to have died after drinking water from a water stream that joins the Gurupur river. The farm owner and their men tried to save the cows by giving necessary aid, but in vain.
Prakash Shetty , owner of Kapila Park said that water stream that joins the Gurupur river has been polluted as effluents from a nearby industry flows into it. “We have informed the veterinary officer, Bajpe police and Malavoor gram panchayat about the death of cows. We will also bring the issue to the notice of the regional office of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board.