A pregnant cow in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district was allegedly fed firecrackers stuffed in wheat dough, leading to the poor animal's jaw being blown off.
The incident took place on May 26 in Jhandutta area of Bilaspur district.
However, it came to light on Saturday, when the cow's owner uploaded a video of the injured bovine on social media.
The owner Gurdayal Singh has accused one of his neighbours Nand Lal, of feeding the firecrackers to the poor animal while she was grazing in the fields.
The tragic incident has been condemned by the masses, with strict action demanded against those responsible.
It serves as another grim reminder of the death of a 15-year-old pregnant elephant, which took place in Kerala on May 27.
The incident which led to a huge outcry, saw the poor animal breathing her last after being allegedly fed a pineapple stuffed with crackers.
Cartoonist: Satish Acharya