A notable educationist of Badin, along with two other persons, is likely to be charged with killing a pet animal as the owner has filed a complaint with the police.
The police said an FIR will be lodged if the post-mortem established that the dog was not rabid as claimed by Khadim Talpur who killed it with a shot gun.
Talpur says the dog had been regularly attacking people in Andhalo village and making it difficult for people to pass. He maintained that he shot the dog when he was himself attacked on Wednesday during his morning walk. Laung Mallah, the owner of the pet, is a driver of the Pakistan Peoples Party Badin tehsil’s president Dr Aziz Memon.
According to Talpur, he complained several times to Mallah but the owner did not chain the dog. A two-member team, consisting Dr Hasan Thaheem and Dr Ali Murad Gadhi of Badin Animal Hospital, visited the village after getting a police letter.
They said that the final post-mortem report would be announced within two days. Under sections 428 and 429 of the code of criminal procedure, punishment ranges from two to five years.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2012.