Indian chief says he won’t leave cattle herd for fear of poaching

By R. N. Singh and T. A. Thangaraj | The Washington TimesA day after Indian Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said he won´t leave his cattle herd in Assam for fear that he might be hunted down by the local poachers, the head of the government has expressed his gratitude for the support of the Assam government.

Sonowal was quoted by the state news agency Asom as saying that he is grateful for the help given by the Assamese government.

The state’s Chief Minister has said that he has asked the Assams authorities to ensure that the livestock of his government is safe.

The Assam Chief Minister also thanked the Indian Army, who have offered to help him.

Assam was rocked by a series of mass killings last year and last year saw more than 100,000 animals killed.