Shirva, Jan 12: Activists of Hindu Jagarana Vedike (HJV) on Wednesday thwarted illegal transportation of cows by an unidentified group at Shirva in Udupi district.

The activists found 16 cows which were crammed into a pick-up truck which was intercepted by them. Two cows were dead, while four were found to be injured.

The HJV workers told the police that a decorated car was following the pick-up vehicle to watch out for cow vigilantes and the police.

The people in the car and the pick-up vehicle managed to flee from the spot. A case has been registered at the Shirva police station, police sources said.

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Mangaluru: In an incident reported from the outskirts of the city, an 85-year-old man died after being run over by a pick-up truck on Sunday morning. The incident was reported from Kakkebettu in Shaktinagar here in the outskirts of the city.

The deceased senior citizen has been identified as Koragappa, a resident of the worker’s colony in Kakkebettu here.

According to the reports, the incident took place when a pickup van loaded with tiles ran over him while the driver was reversing the vehicle. Koragappa was reportedly standing in the compound of his house when the pickup van mowed him down.

Koragappa sustained critical head injuries and was being rushed to District Government hospital when he breathed his last.

A case in this regard has been registered at Kankanady Police Station.