Brothers’ ‘dog attack’ injuries may have been from bike fall


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Dec 2013

GEORGE TOWN: Contrary to a father’s claims of a dog attack, his two sons may have actually fallen off a motorcycle.

Zolkifly Md Lazim, 50, said the doctors had confirmed that the injuries suffered by his two sons were not from dog bites.

Medical reports indicated that the injuries were actually caused by a fall.

Zolkifly had said a day earlier that Suhail, 14, and Omar, 11, fell some 1.5m from the edge of a wall after being chased by a pack of dogs.

Yesterday, however, Zolkifly said he was not sure if the boys had been riding a motorcycle when the incident happened in Taman Cermai in Permatang Pauh, Seberang Prai.

He said that when he asked Suhail, the latter was evasive.

“There were no eyewitnesses. However, my motorcycle at home had a punctured rear tyre,” he said.

“A CT scan showed Omar has a fracture on his skull while Suhail’s right face is still swollen and bruised,” he said.

The father of five said Omar would vomit every time he tried to eat.

“As for Suhail, I hope his right eye will not suffer any long-term effect,” he added.

Zolkifly, the president of DBM Maternity Hospital in Permatang Pauh which is near Taman Cermai, claimed that stray dogs had been an issue in the neighbourhood.

Suhail had earlier claimed he and his brother were strolling in the area when a group of dogs charged at them, catching them off guard.

“We ran helter-skelter and fell. When I became conscious, I was already in the hospital,” he said.

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