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Teen’s hand chopped off in Pakistan for asking salary

The boy’s mother said her son’s employer cut off his hand after she got furious with him for asking for his salary without completing his job of feeding the cattle.

world Updated: May 10, 2017 23:45 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from the police about the incident.
Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from the police about the incident.(Reuters File)

A woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province chopped off a 13-year-old boy’s right hand with a fodder cutting machine after the teen allegedly demanded his salary.

The incident took place in Sheikhupura village, 50 km from Lahore.

The boy was employed at Shafqat Bibi’s house in Safdarabad at a salary of Pakistani rupees 3,000, his mother told the police. “Last week Shafqat Bibi got furious with him when he demanded his salary. She cut his right hand to teach him a lesson — that he demands a salary but doesn’t complete his job of feeding the cattle,” she said.

The boy was shifted to a local hospital where his condition is stated to be critical, his mother said.

The Safdarabad police refused to register a case when the family approached them. However, the boy’s mother moved the district and sessions court, which directed the police to register a case against those involved in the incident.

The police on Tuesday registered a case against Shafqat Bibi, her brother Zafar Tarrar and two others. Later, her brother was arrested.

Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from the police about the incident, saying that the culprits must be arrested and dealt with according to the law.