Evil landlady Shafqat Bibi wanted to teach 13-year-old Irfan a lesson when he refused to work until she fed and paid him.
Shafqat employed the boy at her house in the Punjab where he fed cattle and carried out odd jobs for a salary of £22 a month
According to reports, he was destitute and starving when he asked for his money.
Irfan’s mother told the Hindustan Times: “Last week, Shafqat Bibi got furious with Irfan when he demanded his salary.
“She cut his right hand with a fodder-cutting machine to teach him a lesson that he demands salary but doesn’t complete his job of feeding the cattle.”
The boy was rushed to a local hospital after the incident but doctors were unable to treat his badly injured hand.
Local police initially refused to investigate the allegations against the landlady but the boy’s mother turned to higher authorities.
According to reports the incident has now come to the attention of Punjab’s chief minister Shahbaz Sharif who has demanded a report from the police over the incident and their inaction.
A case was eventually filed against the landlady, her brother and two other suspects 10 days after the alleged mutilation.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has now taken control of the case and has demanded the Punjabi police submit a report on it within the next 48 hours.