PETALING JAYA: The residents of Sungai Buloh, Selangor were greeted with an unwelcome guest when a wild boar sneaked into the neighbourhood’s mosque on Tuesday (March 6) night.
A mosque-goer was injured by the wild boar amidst the ruckus at Masjid Jamek Sungai Plong.
The mosque’s imam Ungku Ahmad Hazwan Ungku Kamarudin said that the incident happened as worshippers were performing additional prayers (solat sunat) after Maghrib prayers.
“Our mosque was visited by a male wild boar who had gotten lost in the mosque’s grounds. It subsequently started chasing mosque-goers and children in the grounds. It then went into the mosque and we could see that it had hurt its neck.
“Someone was injured by the animal. Some were trying to escape the hall and some were trying to shoo the animal away from the prayer hall,” the imam said in a post on the mosque’s Facebook page.
Ungku Ahmad Hazwan added that the wild boar also hit two motorcycles in the grounds of the mosque before being shot by a member of the mosque with a shotgun (senapang patah).
“The Sungai Plong police station was also contacted to help diffuse the situation,” he added.
A spokesperson at the Sungai Plong police station confirmed the incident.
Ungku Ahmad Hazwan said that three quarters of the hall and veranda of the mosque were affected by the incident.
The mosque’s management has contacted the Selangor Mufti’s Office (JMNS) to help handle the issue.
“JMNS will come by to do an evaluation on proper cleaning (sertu) of the mosque.
“Right now, the prayers in the mosque are being carried out as usual at the part of that was not affected,” he said.