Vadodara man killed in cow attack

Vadodara: In a freak incident, a stray cow attacked and killed a motorcycle-borne man here this morning, the second such case in the city in less than a week.

The deceased was identified as Shoal M Thakor (29) who was on his way to a friend's house on a motorcycle when the incident occurred.

"The man was passing through a road near the CNG petrol pump in the Race Course area when the cow came charging at him. As it hit the man, one of the horns of the animal pierced through his chest and he started bleeding.

"He was rushed to SSG Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries," Municipal Corporator of the area Rajesh Iyre said.

On August 31, a 52-year-old man had died on the spot when a stray cow attacked him in the New VIP Road area while he was walking on the road.

According to Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has formed eight teams to catch stray cattle from the streets of the city.