Sangrur: Shopkeepers on Tuesday downed shutters here to protest what they alleged slaughtering of cows by some persons at a factory in Punjab's Mansa district.

The protesters marched through main marketplaces and blocked road traffic at several places in Sangrur and Mansa districts demanding stringent action against the culprits.

Carcasses of some 25 cows were found near a factory in Joga village in Mansa district sparking protests prompting authorities to impose curfew Sunday last.

As the news spread, the villagers went on a rampage and damaged the factory and some vehicles.


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