Nilai cops detain man who shot wild dogs with shotgun

SEREMBAN, Oct 13: Police detained a 40-year-old man who shot and killed wild dogs using a shotgun in Pantai, near here on Thursday.

Nilai police chief Supt Abdul Malik Hasim said the man was detained at 9.15 pm and the shotgun used by him to shoot the wild dogs was seized together with nine live bullets and five spent bullet casings.

Abdul Malik said police received a report about the incident from a 25-year-old at 7.43pm who heard four shots being fired near a sand processing factory at Batu 9, Kampung Golai in Pantai.

“The complainant said the man had shot three dogs, two were dead while another was wounded but the wounded dog escaped into the woods.

“The man who does not have any previous criminal records, would be remanded for two days ,” he said in a statement.

Abdul Malik said initial investigations revealed that the suspect was angry because the dogs had tried to bite his child and caused mischieve in his farm.

“The shotgun used by the suspect belongs to his relative,” he said.