Bhakkar: Dog gets death sentence for biting child

08:59 PM | 17 May, 2017
Bhakkar: Dog gets death sentence for biting child
BHAKKAR - In an unusual ruling, a dog has been sentenced to death by the Assistant Commissioner in Bhakkar’s Kalor vicinity on Tuesday for biting a child.

Assistant Commissioner Saleem said that the sentence was announced on humanitarian grounds. “The dog injured the child hence it should be killed,” Saleem ruled.

The owner of the dog approached the Additional Deputy Commissioner against the ruling.

Jameel, the owner of the dog, said the decision was against the norms of justice since he had already spent a week in a prison after the family of the injured child lodged a case against him.

"The affected child's family registered a case against my dog, following which it completed a one-week prison sentence. Any further punishment for it would be unfair," the dog's owner Jamil said.

He added that he would knock on the doors of all courts to get justice for his pet.