Man who hanged dog from tree has mental problems, say cops

Screenshots from the video showing the man in the midst of hanging his dog.

SHAH ALAM: The man who was seen in a viral video hanging a dog from a tree by its neck suffers from mental problems, says Kuala Langat police chief Supt Azizan Tukiman.

He said checks revealed that the man, who is unemployed and lives with his family, has been receiving treatment at the Banting Hospital for the past three years.

“An initial examination of the dog found that it was not harmed.

“The man was detained by the animal welfare division of the Department of Veterinary Services staff at his home at about 11pm yesterday and handed over to the police for remand today to facilitate the investigations,” he said when contacted here today.

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

Azizan said police received a report on the incident from a representative of the Banting branch of the division at about 6.30pm yesterday.

“According to the animal welfare division, it received a public complaint about the incident around 10 am.

“(When the staff 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,” he added.

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