Dead is Ramraj Ramnarine, a resident of Manohar Trace Barackpore. Reports state that Ramnarine and a friend, identified as Kerry Singh had gone into some bushes to take care of the cow when an alleged bush fire reportedly led to the cow’s rope being burnt and the animal reportedly went astray.
Police say, they were told that both men went in search of the cow separately and it was during that time that Ramnarine was accidentally shot in the back by the trap gun.
The trap gun has since been retrieved by police and a post mortem is expected to be performed at the Forensic Sciences Centre tomorrow.
Princess town police are continuing investigations.