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Dog 'sentenced to death' in Pakistan for biting child

The dog's owner said he would appeal, his pet had already spent a week in jail. (Representative image, pexels) Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India May 17, 2017, 07.33 AM (IST)

A dog was reportedly "sentenced to death" in Pakistan's Punjab province for biting a child.

A Geo TV report said assistant comissioner  "sentenced the dog to death" in Bhakkar's Kalor area. 

Saleem told Geo TV that the sentence was announced on humanitarian grounds.

"The dog injured the child hence it should be killed," Saleem reportedly ruled. 

The dog's owner has filed an appeal with the additional deputy commissioner, Geo TV reported. 

"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 channel quoted the dog's owner Jamil as saying.

Jamil told Geo TV  he would knock on the doors of all courts to get justice for his pet.


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