Villagers mourn death of ox in Orissa

February 25th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Hundreds of villagers took out a huge procession in Orissa to mourn the death of an ox that injured many people, a police officer said Wednesday.
After accidentally eating some expired medicines lying on the road Monday, the ox injured residents of Ankuli village located on the outskirts of Berhampur town, 179 km from here.

“The animal reacted to the medicines and attacked at least a dozen people hours before dying on Monday,” the police officer said.

The ox is believed to be the vehicle of Hindu god Shiva and has religious significance. The villagers used to feed the animal earlier.

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