Thatta: Young shepherd stoned to death
THATTA: A 10-year-old shepherd boy was stoned to death on Thursday by a landlord for the alleged damages to his ploughed field by his herd of cattle in the coastal union council of Garho.
The victim was identified as Yar Mohammad, son of Dhani Bux, and the accused as Abdul Sattar Lashari. Thatta DPO Fida Hussain Mastoi told this reporter that the boy had attempted to divert the herd to a nearby wood but the cattle mostly buffaloes entered the ploughed agricultural land of Sattar Lashari and damaged it.
The landlord lost his temper and started throwing stones at the boy. One of the stone hit the young shepherd’s forehead, he fell and died on the spot.
A journalist, Imtiaz Khwaja, and some villagers from the far-off coastal village of Rais Umer Khan Lashari said that the tribes of Lasharis and Khaskhelis had immediately called a Jirga to avert any further clash and to settle the issue. No FIR was registered till filing of this report and the body was shifted to the BHU of Garho for an autopsy.