Man stabbed to death in clash over sacrificial animal

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Goats at a temporary sacrificial animal market at Sagian Bridge ahead of Eid-ul-Adha in Lahore on June 19, 2023. — Online
Goats at a temporary sacrificial animal market at Sagian Bridge ahead of Eid-ul-Adha in Lahore on June 19, 2023. — Online

  • Clash over selection of a goat for sacrifice between two families.
  • Two individuals apprehended by police in connection with incident.
  • Second death involving sacrificial animal in as many days in port city.


A young man was stabbed to death after a deadly clash broke out over the selection of a goat for sacrifice between two families in Mianwali Colony in Karachi's Pirabad area, The News reported Sunday.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Shahid, son of Riaz, was fatally stabbed with a knife during the scuffle. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

According to SHO Yusuf, Shahid had recently purchased a goat for sacrifice.

A heated quarrel ensued between Shahid and members of his community living in the neighbourhood, leading to a physical confrontation. 

Unfortunately, Shahid lost his life due to the knife attack.

Two individuals were apprehended by the police in connection with the incident. The family of the deceased intends to file a case against the suspect after the burial rites are completed.

An investigation to gather more information and determine the exact details of the incident is ongoing.

12-year-old succumbs to injuries

This is the second death involving a sacrificial animal in as many days in the city. 

On Thursday, a minor boy lost his life while engaging in a dangerous activity involving a sacrificial animal in Sector 11-G area of New Karachi.

According to the New Karachi Industrial Area police, 12-year-old Ibrahim met his untimely demise while partaking in the act of taking the cow for a stroll on Thursday evening. 

As the child attempted to escape, the halter became entangled around his legs. The animal dragged the child for a kilometre, leaving him severally injured.

Eyewitnesses said that upon witnessing the incident, people from the surrounding area sprang into action, chasing after the animal in an attempt to rescue the child. 

After covering a considerable distance, they managed to catch the animal and released the boy from the entangled rope.

Ibrahim was promptly rushed to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his severe injuries despite the best efforts of medical professionals.

A circulating CCTV footage of the accident on social media platforms brought the harrowing event to the attention of a wider audience. The footage depicted the child’s feet ensnared in the rope. Ibrahim’s father works in a cloth shop. 

The boy, who was the second among four siblings, was known for his innocent and playful nature.