Surat: A team of Surat Municipal Corporation in Gujarat had to stay put in a vehicle for over an hour when it was allegedly attacked by a mob for impounding a stray cow in the city, police said on Friday. The incident took place in Amroli area of Surat on Monday, but a police complaint in this regard was lodged by an SMC official on Thursday.
According to the police complaint given by SMC sanitary sub inspector Harshad Kerode, after the civic body was informed about a cow running amok, he and his team reached Vatsalaya residency in Amroli area and impounded the animal. But soon, over a 50-member group of Rabari community, led by Uka Rabari, reached the spot and started assaulting the SMC team for impounding their cow, police said quoting the complaint.
They had to spend an hour in confinement inside their vehicle due to the violent mob. The Rabari community members even abused a couple of Dalit employees, who were part of the team which impounded the cow. It was only when police reached the spot that the SMC officials were allowed to go.