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Pakistan- Dog sentenced to death for biting a child

17 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Pakistani dog to die for its crimes

In a bizarre move, a dog has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for biting a child.

Assistant Commissioner Raja Saleem of Punjab province, who declared the punishment, said his decision was based on humanitarian grounds.

The dog has already completed a one-week sentence in prison over the same 'crime', his owner Jamil claimed, pleading "any further punishment would be unfair".

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17 May 2017Pakistan- Dog sentenced to death for biting a child

Dog's owner demands justice for his pet

A case against Jamil is also ongoing in a civil court. Meanwhile, he has filed an appeal with the Additional Deputy Commissioner against the judgement. He said he would go everywhere he needed to get justice for his dog.