Policeman among five booked for killing rare dog in Karachi


A representational image of two policemen patrolling in Karachi. — AFP
A representational image of two policemen patrolling in Karachi. — AFP

KARACHI: In a bizarre case, a policeman and four others were charged for brutally killing a rare breed of dog named ‘Joji’ due to vengeance in the port city, Geo News reported on Saturday.

A case has been registered under Section 429 of the Pakistan Penal Code, after which the Station House Officer (SHO) of Ferozabad police station provided a copy of the first information report (FIR) to the additional district and sessions judge in the east court. Geo News possesses a copy of the FIR.

The police have registered the FIR against five suspects — Mustafa, Waheed Kohati, Ali Sohni, Khalid Attock and constable Ali Hassan Shah.

The plaintiff in the case, Riaz Hussain, claimed that he had a heated argument with Ali and Mustafa over his two-year-old dog, who they had tried to steal from him earlier. The suspects allegedly threatened the owner to kill the canine shortly saying that his dog’s days were numbered.

Hussain further alleged that the suspects stole Joji on February 10. The dog was later found dead in a trash pile in Hill Park on February 12. The plaintiff said that those involved in killing his dog did so brutally and caused severe burns on the pet’s chest.

Hussain’s lawyer said that the suspects could face five-year imprisonment and a fine if found guilty.

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