Thieves drown as stolen buffalo swims to safety


Dholpur: Two persons fleeing with a stolen buffalo from Dholpur district are suspected to have drowned while crossing the Chambal river at Dihali area, police said today. 

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While the buffalo was found yesterday from Kothala village of Madhya Pradesh, the two suspected thieves accompanying the animal while crossing the river, have been missing, Shiv Shankar Tyagi, ASI, Dihauli said.

Dihauli is the border between between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. A polythene bag containing two mobile phones, pairs of clothes and shoes tied to the horns of the buffalo have been recovered, he said. 

"The buffalo was found stolen from its owner in Dholpur's Dihauli area on September 23 and a case was registered in connection with the theft, the ASI said, adding, the animal has been handed over to the owner. A hunt is on to trace the two.

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