Seminary custodian arrested for unleashing Pet lion on worker
A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the custodian of a religious place.
Ali Raza the custodian of a Shahdara seminary (Imambargah) is under arrest for allegedly unleashing his pet lion on an electrician for demanding wages around a month back.
According to reports, the victim Mohammad Rafique who is an electrician, was hired by the perpetrator to do some work at the Imambargah. After Rafique completed the work, he asked Raza to give him his wages but Raza asked him to come some other day.
Later on, Raza kept delaying the payment and finally when Rafique insisted, he got annoyed and unleashed his pet lion on him.
Though the incident took place on September 9 in the capital of Punjab province, but the complaint was lodged just two days ago.
Initially Rafique didn’t file any complaint against the offender because he had been promised proper treatment of injuries, he received in the lion attack and his pending wages. But later when Raza refused fulfil his commitments of getting Rafique’s wounds treated and pay compensation he had promised, Rafique lodged the complaint, the police said.
Rafique suffered multiple injuries in the incident, his arm and face were severely wounded.
He stated that during the attack, the suspect and his three unknown accomplices watched from aside and did nothing to rescue him. Upon hearing his screams and cries, some bystander rushed to the scene and managed to rescue him.
The police after verifying the details said that a case was lodged against Raza under Section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code for attempted murder.