Kulgam, Apr 19: Cattle thieves are very active in multiple villages of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. From past couple of day’s cattle thieves have stolen scores of cows, bulls and sheep while some of the locals even lost horses.
Reports said that poor people in the Kulgam hamlets like Supar, Tuli Nopora, Makanpora, Danau have started spending nights in the premises of their houses as they are scared of losing their cattle. Locals told news agency CNS that thieves have so for stolen scores of cattle while police is in deep slumber.
Muhammad Ramzan, a local from Supar said he lost everything by losing cow to thieves. “I was earning livelihood by selling cow milk but now I am finished,” he said.
Gulzar Ahmed from Tuli Nopora said thieves stole dozens of sheep from his cowshed. “Every alternate night thieves steal cattle. There is no accountability,” he said.
Locals said that in a single night, thieves stole two cows each of Muhammad Iqbal Itoo, Wali Muhammad Itoo and Sharif Ahmed Itoo while the sole cow of Muhammd Ramzan also disappeared another night.
DSP Headquarters Shfat Ahmed assured investigation. “We have received only one complaint from an individual about cattle theft. We are investigating the matter and hopefully culprits will be identified and booked,” he told CNS.