Pakistan

Five arrested for 'amputating' camel's leg in Sanghar

PPP's Shazia Atta Marri says proper medical treatment is "being provided to poor animal"

By  Web Desk   |  
June 16, 2024
This is a representational image of a camel. — Reuters/File

The police arrested five people on Saturday on the charges of cutting the leg of a camel in the Sanghar district.

The heartbreaking incident took place on Friday in the Mundh Jamrao area of Sanghar. The animal had entered an agricultural land, angering its owner who then resorted to physical violence toward the camel.

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The landlord, along with his employees, first physically tortured the camel as a punishment for entering the land for fodder. Later, they cut the animal's leg with a sharp tool.

The incident's video went viral on social media with thousands of people condemning the brutal action.

Despite the uproar, the police only registered a first information report (FIR) against unknown people,Geo Newsreported, and not the landlord who was involved in the incident.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ijaz later said that the law enforcers have arrested five people in connection with the animal abuse of which two people have confessed to the crime.

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori has announced to give two camels to the person whose animal was hurt.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Shazia Atta Marri said that action was taken about this "horrible and painful incident", adding that police have arrested the people and registered an FIR.

"[I] have learnt that both sides have compromised. While the police is still doing its work, proper medical treatment is being provided to the poor animal," she wrote on X.

PPP's Sharjeel Inam Memon said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took serious notice of the matter, confirming that five people have been arrested.

"There were compromise between both the parties (complainant and culprit) but despite that as human it’s not accepted and FIR lodged and state itself is complainant," he added.


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