ALOR SETAR: Police have arrested two men over the death of a stray dog that was allegedly killed by a bow and arrow in Alor Setar last Thursday (March 11).
Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir said the suspects, aged in their 30s and 20s, were detained in two separate raids in Jitra and Kepala Batas on Sunday (March 14).
"The first suspect was detained at about 4pm today at a house in Darulaman Height Jalan Golf And Country Club, while the second suspect was detained one hour later on the same day at the side of the road in Jalan Kg Hilir Kepala Batas, Alor Setar," he said in a statement on Sunday (March 14).
ACP Ahmad Shukri said police confiscated two bows, a black arrow compartment and 21 arrows from the first suspect, believed to be used to kill the dog.
He said urine tests came out negative for both suspects, and they have no criminal record.
He said both suspects have been handed over to the state Veterinary Services Department (DVS).
The case is being investigated under Section 29(1)(e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 for causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal and Section 45 of Animal Act 1953.
Several images and footage from CCTV have gone viral, showing a man shooting the dog with a bow and arrow, and killing it on Lorong 3, Seberang Jalan Putra in Alor Setar, Kedah.
A police report had been lodged in Alor Setar.
The video shows the man taking out the bow and arrow from the back seat of a car and shooting the dog as it relieves itself about 3m away from him.
The dog runs off after the arrow hits it on its side.