Rajasthan: Two thieves feared drowned as stolen buffalo swims to safety

Jaipur: 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 on Tuesday.

While the buffalo was found on Monday 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 Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

A polyethene 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 23 September 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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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2016 19:28:09 IST

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