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Bizzare: Cow gulps down mangalsutra worth Rs 1.5 L, family searches dung in vain, extracted after operation

The customary practice of decorating and feeding cows during Pola festival by a family of a farmer in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra led to a bizzare incident after the domestic cow accidentally ate the mangalsutra of the farmer's wife kept in a pooja plate. As they failed to find the chain in its dung, the cow was operated on and the gold chain was removed from its stomach.

Bizzare Cow gulps down mangalsutra worth Rs 1.5 L, family searches dung in vain, extracted after operation-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 18, 2021, 6:54 PM IST

In a bizarre case, a farmer's family accidentally fed a gold mangalsutra to their domestic cow during the Pola festival.

Realizing their mistake, the family then tied their cow in the shed and for 8 days kept searching the chain in its dung.

As there was no trace of the Rs 1.5 lakh worth gold mangalsutra, the family finally took the animal to veterinary hospital and scanning was done in which the chain was found stuck in its stomach.

The veterinarians then conducted operations and successfully removed the gold chain and handed it over to the owners. The cow after the surgery is recovering.

It is said, few days ago during the annual Pola festival in which cows are decorated and fed with sweets and aaratis are performed, the farmer couple from Raite Waghapur village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district had placed the mangalsutra on the cow's forehead and later kept in on the plate filled with sweets and chapatis that needed to be fed to cow and a power blackout happened at the time. By the time the farmer's wife returned with candles to complete the ritual, the cow had eaten the sweets, chapati and also mangalsutra placed on it.

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