A woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province has chopped off a 13-year-old boy’s right hand with a fodder cutting machine for allegedly demanding salary. Irfan was employed at Shafqat Bibi’s house in Safdarabad at a salary of Rs 3,000, his mother Jannat Bibi told the police.
“Last week Shafqat Bibi got furious with Irfan when he demanded 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,” she said. The incident took place in Sheikhupura village, some 50km from Lahore.
He 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, Jannat moved to the district and sessions court that directed the police to register a case against those involved in the incident. The police Tuesday registered a case against Shafqat Bibi, her brother Zafar Tarrar and two others. Later, her brother was arrested.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from the police about the incident. He said the culprits involved in torture and amputation of the boy be arrested and should be dealt with according to the law.