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Dog sentenced to death in Pakistan for biting child

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 17/5/2017 Web Report
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In a bizarre punishment, a dog has been sentenced to death in Pakistan's Punjab province for biting a child.

The canine was sentenced to death by Assistant Commissioner Raja Saleem in Bhakkar's Kalor vicinity in Punjab province, Geo TV reported.

"The dog injured the child, hence, it should be killed," news agency ANI quoted Saleem as saying.

An official was also instructed to check the dog's registration, he said, stating that a case against the dog's owner was in progress in a civil court.

The dog's owner has filed an appeal with the Additional Deputy Commissioner against the punishment.

"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," Geo TV quoted the dog's owner, as saying.

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