From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2013: (Actually published on October 8, 2013)
Vikrant Singh Yadav, 25, a bank clerk in Khwaspur village, Haryana state, India, was killed on August 25, 2013 while chasing a truck believed to be driven by cattle rustlers who were taking cows to be illegally slaughtered.
Police and the local cow protection society Gae Bachao Samiti had reportedly been tipped that the rustlers were hauling cattle. Yadav trailed the alleged rustlers’ truck on a motorcycle, with other Gae Bachao Samiti members following in a car. After police waved the truck through a checkpoint but briefly detained Yadev, he resumed the pursuit at high speed. He apparently caught the truck, but was then either run over or hacked to death with an unidentified weapon, according to conflicting accounts. The truck drivers escaped. Read more