In a peculiar punishment, a dog was on Tuesday 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, a TV channel reported.
“The dog injured the child, hence, it should be killed,” news 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,” TV channel quoted the dog’s owner, as saying.