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61 (*61*) Die In UP Shelter, Medical Report Shows Nitrate Poisoning: Report

The incident occurred in a shelter in Amroha’s Hasanpur space.


Sixty-one cows died attributable to nitrate poisoning after overeating inexperienced millet fodder in a shelter in Amroha’s Hasanpur space, a medical report confirmed.

The village growth officer, who was additionally the in-charge of the cow shelter, has been suspended and an FIR has been lodged in opposition to the fodder provider, Amroha District Magistrate BK Tripathi mentioned.

Director of Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Dr Triveni Singh on Saturday mentioned {that a} crew of IVRI scientists carried out an intensive inspection of the cow shelter and carried out a autopsy examination of the bovine animals.

During the inspection, it was discovered that the cows had consumed an extra of inexperienced ‘bajra’ (millets), which contained extra of nitrate, he mentioned.

IVRI’s principal scientist Dr KP Singh mentioned that the demise of the cows occurred attributable to haemorrhage owing to overfeeding of the contaminated fodder. “The viscera of the cows’ kidney, liver, heart and lungs have been preserved, and once its test report comes, the picture will be clear,” he added.

District officers on Thursday had mentioned that the cows on the shelter fell in poor health within the night after consuming fodder. Around 55 cows had died by Thursday night time and the toll reached over 60 by Friday morning. More than 180 cows had been saved on the shelter dwelling.

The deaths prompted Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday night to order a probe and direct Animal Husbandry Minister Dharam Pal Singh to succeed in Amroha.

Amroha Superintendent of Police (SP) Aditya Langeh mentioned that 4 groups have been shaped to arrest the accused within the case.

Police have detained some individuals for questioning however haven’t confirmed any arrests but.