ISLAMABAD, Feb 18: Police report that a man spotted burying his dog near a graveyard has been sent to Adiala jail on judicial remand.

Station House Officer at Shahzad Town police station Inspector Fayaz Ranjha told Dawn that the man, a resident of New Shakrial, was arrested under PPC 297 (trespassing burial places).

Students at a Rawalpindi seminary spotted the man digging a grave in the local graveyard in Shakrial along the expressway, with a shroud-wrapped body lying nearby.

According to the SHO, the students informed other people in the area, and eventually “dozens” of people reached. When they found that the shroud contained the body of a dog, they went to the police.

Fayaz Ranjha said that the man was digging next to the graveyard, not within it, but that the police arrested the man to “defuse sentiments”.

He reported that during interrogation, the suspect explained that the dog was a pet that he had found on the road and raised for a long time. When the dog died, on Sunday, he wanted to give it a proper burial.—Staff Report

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