'I ward them off with a cricket bat': Indian farmers despair over marauding cows

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Herds of cows abandoned by dairy farmers because of anti-slaughter laws are causing chaos in the Uttar Pradesh countryside

By day, Munidev Tyagi is a farmer, growing rice, maize, lentils, and sorghum. By night, he turns watchman, guarding his fields in Sahibpur village in Uttar Pradesh against the stray cows that trample and maraud on his fields, eating his precious crops.

He is not a happy man.

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