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Pak landlord unleashes hunting dogs on woman tenant

Aliya Bibi is currently in coma and doctors have deemed her condition to be critical.

A woman was seriously injured and slipped into coma in Pakistan’s Punjab province after her landlord unleashed his hunting dogs on her for rejecting his marriage proposal.

Village locals in Moza Katchi Shukrani said landlord Pir Buksh unleashed a pack of his dogs on Aliya Bibi.

According to Katchi Shukrani resident Khurram,Pir Buksh had a longstanding dispute with Aliya’s father 0,the Express Tribune daily reported.

“A few years ago he sent a proposal for her hand in marriage but she refused him. Her father also refused the match and ever since Pir Buksh and his sons have been threatening her and her family,” he told police officials.

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On Sunday afternoon,Aliya Bibi was visiting her neighbour’s house to borrow some flour when Buksh spotted her and released six of his hunting dogs on her. The dogs chased the woman through the streets and attacked her,the report said.

Another local resident said Buksh had been threatening her and her family for over a year and everyone knew that she had turned down his proposal because he was already married.

Moza Katchi Police Station House Officer (SHO) Razaq Bismillah said that he had questioned several people in the village in this regard.

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“When we went to Pir Buksh’s house to take him in for questioning he had nearly 20 men standing outside with guns. I have called in a larger police contingent to deal with the situation,” he said.

The ferocious attack by the dogs left the woman with severe wounds to her neck and her chest. Bibi is currently in coma in the THQ hospital and doctors have deemed her condition to be critical.

First published on: 13-06-2011 at 04:15:50 pm
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