Cattle Rustling

Traditionally, cattle rustling (theft) is one of the general crime of the district. Previously, cattle rustlers were committing cattle theft by foot or by using horses. "Khoji" (foot-tracker) was the main man who used to assist the police in detecting the criminals by using the criminal’s footprints and patterns. "Thekri-pehra" (volunteer village watchmen) used to work as an effective strategy for prevention of this crime. Now times have changed. Cattle rustlers are mostly armed with lethal weapons. Mostly, they steal but sometimes they snatch on gunpoint and take the victims along as a hostage.