MELAKA: The police are urging those who witnessed an incident where a litter of newborn puppies were allegedly culled with boiling water to come forward.
Melaka CID Chief Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman said he had seen a viral video claiming that the incident happened in Melaka.
However, he said police would only act if a report is lodged.
"I feel sad when there is inhumane abuse of innocent puppies. I promise action will be taken if witnesses come forward to lodge a police report," he said on Wednesday (Jan 20).
ACP Mohd Sukri said based on a voice recording accompanying the viral message, the incident happened in Bukit Katil here.
Two videos and pictures of six lifeless puppies being dug up have been going viral.
The voice recording was of a woman claiming that she saw a man carrying kettle of hot water twice to an abandoned house, where the puppies were seeking shelter.
The voice also said a few of her neighbours buried the puppies' carcasses.
Animal activist Upreshpal Singh said he would lodge a police report after obtaining more information.
"Those who witnessed this heinous act should give a clearer picture on the location and time of the alleged incident," said Upreshpal, who is the director of Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia.