Khartoum: Whoever commits murder must be punished. But punishing an animal for murder is unheard of. A local court in Sudan has issued a bizarre verdict against Muttanad for murder.
Muttanad was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting and killing a young woman. The incident happened earlier this month. Muttanad attacked a 45-year-old woman named Adiyu Chapping. The young woman, who injured her ribs in the attack, died soon after.
Muttanad was then taken into police custody at the request of his relatives. Police said the owner was innocent and had been taken into custody because of the crime. Muttanad was later sentenced to three years in prison in a case that was later handed over to the court.
According to a local Sudanese media outlet, Muttanad will spend the next three years in a military camp in Aduel County, Lakes State. The court also ordered the owner of the sheep pen to hand over five cows to the woman’s family as compensation.