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June 24, 2021

Owner of dogs who mauled advocate a no-show in court

Owner of dogs who mauled advocate a no-show in court

A sessions court on Wednesday summoned the owner of the two dogs that had attacked and injured a man who was passing through a street in Karachi’s upmarket DHA neighbourhood.

The additional district & sessions judge (South) ordered Humayun Khan to appear in court on Friday (tomorrow) to record his statement, and extended his pre-arrest bail until the next date of hearing.

At the outset of the hearing, Khan’s counsel Javed Mir moved an application on behalf of his client that he could not make it to the court due to an illness, and requested the court to extend his bail.

Naeem Qureshi, the attorney of the victim identified as senior lawyer Mirza Akhtar, opposed the extension, arguing that the medical certificate submitted by the defendant was fake. He also argued that the suspect should be put on the exit control list.

The judge, however, observed that the suspect had been given another chance to appear in court for recording his statement, and directed his lawyer to ensure his presence at the next hearing.

A video clip of a man getting mauled by two pet dogs had gone viral on social media earlier this week. The incident was recorded by a CCTV camera. In the footage, two dogs can be seen darting towards a man as he was walking along a road.

Another man, who appears to be the caretaker of the dogs, tries to separate the animals from the victim but to no avail. The victim could be seen tackled to the ground as the hounds continued to attack him. The caretaker runs off to find another man and they both then pull the dogs away from the advocate.

The two caretakers of the dogs, identified as Fahad and Ali, abandoned the victim in an injured condition on the road and left with the dogs. Police registered a case against Khan, the dogs’ owner, and nominated the two caretakers in the case as well.