Cattle Rustling

Cattle Rustling (theft) has become one of the main crimes of the district Rahim Yar Khan. Previously, cattle rustlers were committing cattle theft by foot or by using horses. "Khoji" (foot-tracker) were the main resources who used to assist the police in detecting the criminals, by using the criminal's foot-prints and patterns. "Thekri-Pehra" (volunteer village watchmen) used to work as an effective strategy for prevention of this crime. Now times have changed. Cattle rustlers are mostly armed with lethal weapons. Mostly, they theft cattles but sometimes they snatch on gun-point and take the victimes along as a hostage.