Sonepur: That emotion is pure and profound has been proved once again with a destitute old woman prostrating in front of the Collector’s car to get back the stray cow she had reared and developed an emotional bond.
Taras Bagh, an elderly destitute woman who has made verandah of the Government Hospital at Sonepur her home for the last 20 years or so, cried and prostrated in front of the Collector’s vehicle with folded hands to get back a stray cow she had reared which was taken away by the keepers of kine house.
She is now relieved after being promised by the Collector to get back her cow from the kine house.
Taras had adopted a stray calf and reared it to grow up as a cow. She shared with it whatever food she managed to get from begging. She used to share her food with the calf from a single leaf plate.
As all efforts to get the cow back failed, Taras took the last step to request the Collector.