WATCH: Armed men snatch sacrificial animals from citizen

Group of robbers snatch two goats from young boy at gunpoint in Lahore

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WATCH: Armed men snatch sacrificial animals from citizen
Armed robbers snatch two goats from Lahore citizen at gunpoint. — Screengrab/Instagram/@geonewsdottv

Days ahead of Eid ul Adha, criminals have started stealing sacrificial animals in Lahore.

A shocking and disturbing video surfaced on social media platforms, showing sacrificial animals being snatched at gunpoint from a boy by a group of robbers.

It showed the robbers in a vehicle stopping next to a young boy walking with goats in a lane. They first slapped the boy after exiting their car and threatened the citizen.

The robbers then seized the goats and forced the sacrificial animals into the vehicle while brandishing a pistol to intimidate him and prevent any resistance.

Once the perpetrators were done, they hastily fled the neighbourhood, leaving the boy in a state of shock. He then ran in panic towards the opposite side of the lane.

Netizens expressed outrage after the CCTV footage hit social media, exhibiting the helplessness of citizens in the hands of criminals with no authorities taking any effective measures.

A citizen wrote that the number plate of the robbers’ car was visible but “no one would take action against them” while another slammed the police inaction.

A user censured the police and the government, saying that authorities would do nothing “but eat barbeque [with robbers] together.”

The incident was reported in Lahore’s Samanabad neighbourhood yesterday. Police said that the vehicle used in the crime was seized, however, the dacoits have not been arrested so far. They added that raids were being conducted to arrest the culprits.

In a separate incident, a group of muggers snatched a goat from a citizen in Lahore’s Nishtar Colony. Police immediately swung into action and arrested one of the dacoits while his accomplice managed to flee from the scene.