KOLKATA: A milk trader was found to be selling cow dung and urine at a roadside shop near Dankuni, Hoogli district. He has now been arrested.
The man by the name of Mabud Ali got arrested by the Hoogli district police as he "cheated and hurt religious sentiments".
Ali had begun selling the aforementioned products while saying that it would one resistant to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. He revealed that he got the idea from a recent Mahasabha event by the Hindus which took place in Delhi.
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At the convict's shop, one was allowed to drink a glass full of cow urine for Rs. 500. The price of cow dung was also set to Rs. 500 per kilo.
Ali had placed packets containing cow excrement and jars full of cow urine in a table near the National Highway 19, it links Kolkata to Delhi.
The shop also contained a poster which said, "Drink cow urine and ward off coronavirus". Ali when questioned, said "I have two cows -- one Indian cow and the other a jersey cow. I earn my living selling milk. So, after I saw the gomutra party on television, I realised I can make more profit by selling cow urine and dung. Now, I can utilise every part of cows in my business."
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However, the aforementioned items came cheaper ( Rs. 300) if they were from the Jersey cow. The arrested man said, "A Jersey cow is not a pure breed like Indian cow. So, its urine also is not that much in demand."