Man gored by buffalo, woman loses life helping tortoise


PASIR MAS: A senior citizen was gored to death by his pet buffalo at Kampung Pak Itam, here, yesterday while attempting to catch it.

Pasir Mas district police chief ACP Ibrahim Saad said the body of the victim, Mat Usop Che Ya, 65, was found by villagers at 3pm yesterday.

“The victim had gone to the location to capture the female buffalo to be sold off to his friend.

“The investigation revealed that the victim died from severe injuries to his neck and head, believed to be caused by the aggressive reaction of the buffalo which had given birth three months ago,” he said when contacted here today.

The victim’s wife, Fatimah Ibrahim, 57, said her husband wanted to sell the female buffalo as it was among the hardest to control.

Ibrahim said the victim’s body was sent to Pasir Mas Hospital.

Mat Usop was buried at the Kampung Senor Muslim cemetery, here, at 11.30am today.

In IPOH, a housewife fell to her death after slipping on the edge of a lake here this morning, after saving a tortoise.

Ipoh police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said the incident occurred about 9.30am when the victim Chin Ah Looi, 57, who was exercising in Bandar Seri Botani near Simpang Pulai, saw the tortoise.

“The victim helped the tortoise and released it into the lake.

“While the victim was standing at the edge of the lake, she slipped and fell.

“She is believed to have been pierced by a piece of mangrove stick before falling into the lake,” he said in a statement here tonight.

Sum said an auxiliary policeman who saw the incident pulled the victim ashore before contacting the ambulance and police station for help.

He said the victim was pronounced dead by a medical team which arrived at the the scene. The body was taken to the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Forensics Department for an autopsy.

He said the autopsy revealed death was caused by the chest injury due to the stab wound.

“The investigation also found no trace of criminal elements, and the case has been classified as sudden death,” said Sum.