Man who hanged dog from tree in viral video has mental problems, says police

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  • Thursday, 07 May 2020

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The man who was seen in a viral video hanging a dog from a tree by its neck is suffering from mental problems, says Kuala Langat Police chief Supt Azizan Tukiman.

He said a record check revealed that the unemployed man who is living with his family had been receiving treatment at Banting Hospital for the past three years.

"Initial examination of the dog found that it was not harmed. The man was detained by the Animal Welfare Division of the Veterinary Services Department at about 11pm Wednesday (May 6) at his home and handed over to the police for remand on Thursday (May 7) to facilitate investigations," he said when contacted here Thursday.

The incident, captured on a dashcam, happened in front of the man’s house at Batu 17, Sungai Sedu, Jalan Banting-Klang.

Supt Azizan said police received a report on the incident from a representative of the Banting branch of the Animal Welfare Division at about 6.30pm Wednesday.

"According to the Animal Welfare Division, it received a public complaint about the incident at around 10am. When the officers arrived at the scene, they asked the man to let the dog go but he refused.

"After being warned, he finally loosened the rope. The dog was later seized by the Animal Welfare Division, ” Supt Azizan said. - Bernama

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