K-P police arrest culprits in viral dog shooting video

Published: July 29, 2018
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Accused apprehended by K-P Police. PHOTO: K-P Police

Accused apprehended by K-P Police. PHOTO: K-P Police

PESHAWAR: Bannu police have arrested culprits involved in the killing of a dog draped in a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf flag.

The K-P police stated, in a tweet, that the individuals involved in the brutal act were arrested earlier on Saturday responding within 12 hours of the report.

In a video that went viral on social media, Quami Watan Party workers were seen wrapping a dog in a PTI flag and tying it to a tree trunk.

A young man with pistol in the video is then seen shouting that they are shooting the dog owing to PTI’s rigging in the recently held elections. Three gunshots are then heard in the video.

According to the police, the brutal act was committed by QWP workers and supporters from the former members of the provincial assembly member Adnan Wazir on PK-89; a day after results was announced.

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After much uproar from the public and local leaders, local journalists informed The Express Tribune that the arrested culprits were from the Jani Khel area of former FR region Bannu. The culprits have been identified as Hazrat Umar, son of Gul Sher, and Naseerullah, son of Qadar Jan. They are both residents of Zindi Ali Khel, PS Jani Khel, Bannu.

Police have also uploaded a confessional video by one of the culprits, Hazrat Umar. In the video, police questions the culprit about his motivations behind the act. He confessed to shooting the animal at 9am and informed the police that he was urged by another accomplice to commit the act.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2018.

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