In a shocking incident recently, a caretaker of a holy place in Lahore unleashed his pet lion on an electrician after the electrician demanded wages. The police have lodged a case of attempt to murder against the caretaker according to Pakistani media reports. The incident occurred on September 9 in the capital of Punjab province. However, a complaint was filed only two days ago. According to the police, Mohammad Rafique, the electrician didn't find any complaint against Ali Raza, the caretaker of congregation hall Sada-e-Imam Hussain, as he has been promised proper treatment of the injuries he received in the lion attack.
The police added that when Ali Raza refused to get Rafique's wounds treated and issue any compensation for the same he had promised, Rafique lodged the complaint. Ali Raza had hired the electrician for some work at the congregation hall. When Rafique demanded the wages after completion of the work, Raza told him to come later. The caretaker kept avoiding and delaying the payment. But when Rafique approached Raza a lot of times, he got irritated and unleashed his pet lion on him. According to the local police, the lion wounded Rafique's face and arm. Police said that Rafique's cries for help alerted some passers-by who rescued him from the lion. A case has been lodged against Ali Raza under section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Court states voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. The section explains that whoever voluntarily causes hurt by means of any instrument for shooting, stabbing or cutting, or any instrument which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death, or by means of fire or any heated substance, or by means of any poison of any corrosive substance, or by means of any explosive substance or by means of any substance which it is deleterious to the human body to inhale, to swallow, or to receive into the blood, or by means of any animal, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
(With inputs from agencies)