A camel had to spend a night in police custody for murdering a buffalo!
Yes, it’s true. The incident in Cantt area of Nowshera district of the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan on January 1 the Bakr-Id day.
The animal was handed over to its owner only after a local Jirga's decision after 24 hours, and it was finally sacrificed on the second day of Eid.
Abdul Waris Ali Shah, a resident of the area, had tied up his camel he had bought for Rs 38,000 for sacrifice. Sometime later, another resident of the same area Gulfam tied his sacrificial buffalo near the camel.
In the night, the camel fell upon the buffalo, bit the latter in the chest and gave it numerous blows with its front legs and killed it.
The other day when Gulfam, reached the spot to pick up his buffalo, he found it dead and rushed to the nearby police station to lodge an FIR against Abdul Waris.
And, interestingly, the police took the camel into custody, apparently for murdering the fellow mammal!!