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Court sends six suspects on physical remand for cutting camel’s limb

By Ayaz Dahri
June 21, 2024
Victim camel can be seen munching food at animal shelter in Karachi. — Screengrab via Facebook/ @CDRSBenjiKarachiShelter/File
Victim camel can be seen munching food at animal shelter in Karachi. — Screengrab via Facebook/ @CDRSBenjiKarachiShelter/File

SANGHAR: A court in Sanghar on Thursday sent six suspects, allegedly involved in the case pertaining to chopping off a camel’s leg, on physical remand for two days.

The court pronounced the judgement after hearing of the case as police produced the suspects before it following the completion of their previous remand. The investigation officer apprised the court that two of the suspects had admitted to the crime and two axes were also recovered from the suspects, said the IO.

A Shahdadpur magistrate had on June 16 remanded the suspects into police custody for four days hours after their arrest. The victim camel was shifted to Karachi on June 15 and since then it is being treated and taken care of by a non-governmental organisation for its rehabilitation.

The heartbreaking incident took place on June 14 in the Mundh Jamrao area. The animal had entered an agricultural land, angering its owner who then resorted to physical violence toward the camel.

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 camel’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 News reported, and not the landlord who was involved in the incident. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ijaz later said that the law enforcers had arrested five people in connection with the animal abuse of which two people have confessed to the crime. Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori announced that he would give two camels to the person whose animal was hurt.