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CCTV footage of a cow trying to save a young woman from being stabbed to death by her father and uncle in India had gone viral.
According to initial reports, 22-year-old Seema Gujjar ran away from home to elope with her still unidentified boyfriend.
After being asked by police officials to return to home in Pahadigaon, Morena district, the woman decided to go to a women’s shelter instead.
Kalyan Singh, the woman’s father, was furious at his daughter’s action which he considered as a disgrace to his family. He decided to kill his own daughter as an “honor killing” with the help of his brother Lakhan Singh.
The video shows the father and uncle stabbing the poor woman multiple times until a cow broke off its chain and attacked the killers. The cow was able to severely injure one of the attackers.
Unfortunately, the daughter died of her stab wounds despite the heroic efforts of the cow. Authorities are still looking for the girl’s father and uncle.
Many netizens were outraged with the actions of the father and his brother towards the girl.
“As messed up as it is in the US we haven't stooped this low! Why not banish them if it's such a terrible thing they have done?” a netizen wrote.
Other online users pointed out that the reason why the cow attacked the men was because her calf was near the area of commotion.
“It is more likely that the cow was protecting her calf. If you see, she immediately tries to steer the calf away. Either way, mama knew something bad was happening and tried to save her baby,” the online user explained.
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