Carcasses of 17 cows, who were being buried in a field of a government school in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, have been recovered by the police. The stray cows, according to reports, had been locked up inside a classroom of the school for a week, where they died of starvation. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has ordered a probe, saying such incidents cannot be tolerated. "The news of the death of 17 cows at Dabra in Gwalior is very sad. Instructions for an impartial investigation into the incident have been given. Strict action would be taken against the guilty. We are committed to protecting cows. Such incidents cannot be tolerated," Mr Nath tweeted this afternoon.