MANAMA, March 30: Police in Kuwait are keeping a housemaid in custody after her employer threatened to punish her personally if no legal action was taken against her for killing his favourite pet dog.
The Kuwaiti told the police in his testimony that the helper sought to exact revenge on him by killing his Buji, a much beloved pet that is immensely precious to him.
The complainant said that the helper should stand trial for the premeditated murder of the dog under the animal rights draft law endorsed by the Kuwaiti parliament in December.
The police confirmed that a hysterical Kuwaiti citizen accompanied by an Asian woman approached the station in Rumaithiya, south of the capital Kuwait City, and said that he was accusing her of killing his dog. The police added that the man, who was not named, said that the pet had lived with him for years and that the woman, appreciating its significance for the owner, killed it in an act of revenge.
My stance will depend on the action taken against the helper, the man reportedly told the police. If no case of premeditated murder is filed against her, I will take the law unto my own hand. A security source told Kuwaiti daily Al Rai that the police decided to keep the housemaid to protect her from the employer and ensure her safety.
The police said they would consult with the competent authorities in the Interior Ministry to classify the case and asked the complainant to check with them later for the decision, the source said, quoted by the daily on Wednesday. Kuwaiti lawmakers in December approved a draft law presented by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on animal rights and two other bills on criminalising the sale and possession of predators. — gulfnews.com