DERA GHAZI KHAN: A heart wrenching incident took place in Fazala Kachh, when three men made a child lick hot axe head over suspension of stealing a teaspoon and a kettle. The Kid is been taken to the Tehsil headquarter hospital
Police arrested Siraj, Abdul Raheem and Muhammad Khan.
The tribal Baloch still use the draconian water and fire tradition to prove innocence of someone suspected to be involved in any crime at Takht Sulaiman tehsil. If a suspect remains under water for a specified time and comes out alive, he is considered innocent and if he comes out before time, he stands guilty.
Similarly, a person is considered innocent if he remains unscathed after crossing the burning embers or licking hot iron otherwise, he is penalised for being guilty.
Some tribal people, it is said, settle disputes by resorting to this inhuman practice in the absence of a judicial system.
Sources said a recociliation group comprising notables was expected to settle the matter.