Palappilly (Thrissur): Acid attack on cattle has again been reported in the plantations here. A cow with severe burn injuries was spotted near Pillathodu bridge the other day. The cow’s skin seems to have burned with acid. The locals said there might be many other cows burned in a similar way.
Hundreds of cows graze around the area day and night in Palappilly, Pillathodu, Kundayi and Pudukkad plantations. These cattle keep entering the farming areas and destroy crops.
Some of the locals intentionally use acid to drive the cows away from farms and plantations. Since there are many people who keep acid for processing rubber, acid is easily available here.