In a bizarre case, a sheep in South Sudan has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of killing a woman.
According to Sudan’s eye radio, the ram was taken into police custody in South Sudan earlier this month after assaulting 45-year-old Adhieu Chaping. The ram had repeatedly headbutted Mrs. Chaping, breaking her ribs. The 45-year-old died instantly from her injuries.
At the time, police had said the incident took place in Rumbek East in a place called Akuel Yol. The ram was arrested and taken into custody at a police station in Maleng Agok Payam.
Major Elijah Mabor told the media: “The owner is innocent and the ram is the one who committed the crime, so he deserves to be arrested. Later, the case will be forwarded to the usual court where the case can be amicably settled.” are being treated. .”
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Now, citing local media reports, loading bible reported that the ram will spend the next three years in a military camp at the Aduel County headquarters in Sudan’s Lakes state. The local court has ruled that the owner of the ram, Duony Manyang Dhal, must also surrender five cows to the victim’s family.
In addition, Mr Dhal will most likely also lose the ram at the end of his sentence as according to the common law in the region, any pet that a person kills is given as compensation to the victim’s family.
loading bible reported that provincial governor Paul Adhong told Majak that the owner of the ram and the victim’s family are relatives and neighbors. Both families have signed the contract to formalize the agreement with police and community leaders acting as witnesses.
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Meanwhile, it is not the first time that a person has been killed by a sheep. Last year, a woman in the United States also died after being attacked by a sheep on a farm. According to media reports, 73-year-old Kim Taylor was working as a volunteer at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, Massachusetts, when she was badly injured by the animal. Shortly after emergency services arrived, she went into cardiac arrest.
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