Malaysian cops probe case of dog beating

CCTV video of the incident shows the suspect catching the dog by its scruff and bashing it. Halfway through the video, the man even uses a motorcycle helmet to pummel the animal.
CCTV video of the incident shows the suspect catching the dog by its scruff and bashing it. Halfway through the video, the man even uses a motorcycle helmet to pummel the animal.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SERDANG • Malaysian police said they have interviewed a man who allegedly beat a dog in the town of Puchong in Selangor and investigations are continuing.

The CCTV video of the incident last Sunday, which has gone viral on social media, shows the suspect falling from his bicycle after being startled by a guard dog.

Enraged, the man - who is allegedly Singaporean - catches the dog by its scruff and bashes it. Halfway through the video, the man even uses a motorcycle helmet to pummel the animal.

The man also shoves a female security guard who tries to defuse the situation at a housing estate.

"We interviewed the alleged abuser on Thursday night before a police report was lodged on the incident. We are also working with the Department of Veterinary Services on the case," Serdang Assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias told The Star.

The video was posted on Facebook by canine welfare organisation Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) on Thursday afternoon.

MDDB rescue coordinator Irene Low said the veterinary department took the dog so it could undergo a medical examination.

"The dog has some internal injuries, but it can wag its tail and eat," she said.

"We cannot allow such cruel treatment of dogs to happen. There are just far too many such cases happening here," she added.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2017, with the headline 'Malaysian cops probe case of dog beating'. Print Edition | Subscribe