A magistrate in Shahdadpur on Sunday ordered the remand of six suspects into police custody concerning the cruel mutilation of a camel in Mund Jamrao village, Sanghar district earlier this week. The incident occurred when a landlord allegedly severed the camel’s right leg as a form of punishment for grazing in his field.

Following widespread social media coverage, Sanghar police intervened and contacted the owner of the camel, Soomar Behan, a poor peasant. Despite Behan’s reluctance to identify the culprit, police filed an FIR on behalf of the state against six unidentified individuals under sections 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

During the arrest attempt on Saturday, the suspects allegedly resisted and assaulted police, prompting a second FIR under sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), and 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the PPC.

The arrested suspects—Rustam Shar, Abid Shar, Jaffar Jatt, Abdul Shakoor Shar, Gul Baig Lashari, and Darya Khan Shar—were apprehended near Rantoo Bridge, Sanghar. They were presented before Magistrate Asif Sial on Sunday, where police requested a 14-day remand for further investigation, specifically to recover the weapon used in the incident. However, the magistrate granted a four-day police remand.

Regarding the injured camel’s welfare, PPP minister Shazia Marri and former PPP senator Quratulain Marri expressed grave concern and facilitated the transfer of the camel, now named Cammie, to the Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) animal shelter in Karachi. They emphasized the joint effort involved in rescuing and treating the camel, condemning the barbaric act and promising severe consequences for the perpetrators.

CDRS Director Sarah Jahangir reported that Cammie, stable but at risk of infection, is receiving intensive care including fresh dressings, antibiotics, and IV fluids. The focus is on pain management, infection prevention, and ensuring the camel’s mobility.

Shazia and Quratulain Marri personally oversaw Cammie’s transport to Karachi, ensuring she received immediate medical attention upon arrival. CDRS is exploring options for prosthetic legs, engaging experts from Karachi and Dubai in the treatment plan.

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