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A Pakistani boy’s hand was cut off after his employer “taught him a lesson” for demanding food and his salary, according to local media reports.

The boy, 13, was reportedly employed by a landlady, identified as Shafqat Bibi, on a salary of 3,000 Pakistani rupees (around $29) to feed cattle and work at her house in Punjab province.

Last week, the boy allegedly refused to do his job until the landlady fed and paid him, as he was destitute and starving, 24 News HD channel reported.

“Last week, Shafqat Bibi got furious with Irfan when he demanded [his] salary. She cut his right hand with a fodder-cutting machine to teach him a lesson that he demands salary but doesn’t complete his job of feeding the cattle,” the Hindustan Times quoted the boy’s mother as saying.

The boy was rushed to a local hospital after the incident, but doctors were unable to treat his badly injured hand.

The local police initially refused to register a case against the landlady, according to media reports. However, the boy’s mother turned to higher authorities to seek justice, and the incident has reportedly come to the attention of Punjab's chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif. The official has demanded a report from the police over the incident and their inaction, stating that the boy’s alleged mutilators should be dealt with according to the law.

A case was eventually filed against the landlady 10 days after the initial incident, and also named her brother and two other suspects. Shafqat Bibi was bailed, but her brother was arrested.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took control of the case on Wednesday, demanding that the Punjab police submit a report on it within the next 48 hours. (rt.com)

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  • godless Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:35 PM

    barbarians and their barbaric laws!!

    Ibn Yusuf Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:46 PM

    It is not law but lawlessness and what has it got to do with the Creator for man's cruelty

    pras Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:51 PM

    at slave island some buggers carry pak flags should be deported. what a inhumane place. pathetic via DM Android App

    AjithZ Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:58 PM

    Poor child. Future ruined within a few minutes and for a few dollars. Action must be taken against the local police also for refusing to record the complain.

    Hadam Thursday, 11 May 2017 06:33 PM

    Nothing but animals in human form.

    thassim Thursday, 11 May 2017 06:38 PM

    2 or 3 days back a lady was killed by her husband for using the phone in Srilanka.Its hipocracy that these events are not linked to the killers 'barbaric' laws and beliefs.

    Mason Thursday, 11 May 2017 06:50 PM

    Appreciate the prompt action of the Chief Justice. Pray, the boy will get a artificial hand fitted and will be able to continue a normal life. The landlady and others involved must be imprisoned, as well as made to pay adequate compensation for the well being of the boy and his family.

    Martin Milton Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:05 PM

    Disgusting that this is allowed to happen anywhere in the world today. Not animals but I would refer to them as demons of the lowest order. This poor boy suffered so much at the hands of these demons, The CJ should now demand a report from the Police and severely punish ALL who were involved in this barbaric crime. MM

    Terminator> Friday, 12 May 2017 03:14 PM

    Idiot! if sharia law is properly followed these kind of barberic incidents will never happen. Before you comment please read.

    Anil Fernando Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:28 PM

    Pakistan is a failed state. Brothers kill their sisters if they try to marry out. A Pakistani Human rights activist said on BBC that these type of killings happen not only in villages but in the cities also.

    gishan Thursday, 11 May 2017 08:47 PM

    Im happy being a sri lankan as this type of acts doesn't happen here.

    thassim Thursday, 11 May 2017 08:52 PM

    shameless goons. Racist admins you have up there. allows comments displaying islam law as 'barbarbic' but doesn't allow my comment to tell the person who killed the wife for speaking on the phone 3 days back is a follower of a 'barbaric' religion. shovel it up your ass you admin.After all your an 'admin' Hahahaha

    Incompetent god Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:25 PM

    @ibn. The creator created them and is turning a blind eye

    kondaya77 Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:41 PM

    Muslim country!!no love or compassion.

    Devin Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:59 PM

    Compensation adequate for Medical and subsistence for the young man as long as required.

    malik Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:37 PM

    Don't insult Animals. They are far better than these evil demons among humans and animals

    GOVIraala Friday, 12 May 2017 03:56 AM

    barbarian's sharia law ...do we think about it anymore

    Rizwan Friday, 12 May 2017 06:37 AM

    doesn't matter muslim country. inhuman acts happening every where. how many people getting killed in sri lanka on daily basis?

    lol Friday, 12 May 2017 11:14 AM

    Watch your language. Your god is watching.


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