The police had arrested the two men who killed a pregnant stray cat by trapping it in a dryer at a launderette along Taman Gombak Ria, Batu Caves.
FeedMe Malaysia reported yesterday that the duo hurled the cat into the dryer and both inserted the coin into the machine to activate it. It ultimately cost the cat to suffer a slow death as it was spun in the heated cylinder as seen in the footage below.
The incident happened about 12.30am on Tuesday (Sept 11), the cat was discovered dead after eight hours with its blood splattered all over the machine.
“Both men, who were involved in the cruel act which led to a stray pregnant cat being killed, were arrested early this morning around the area,” said Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Samsor Maarof.
Samsor said the police are currently looking for the third suspect who witnessed the killing but did nothing to stop it. Berita Harian reported there was another person in the 24/7 self-service launderette when the incident happened.
Some viral photo of the incident saw a bystander at the time of the killing, The Star reported. Netizens were angry that the person was oblivious to the killing.
“Do you know what is disheartening? When the men placed the cat in the dryer, there were other people at the launderette,” said one netizen, adding that the bystander should be imprisoned as well.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 428 of the Penal Code, for mischief by killing or maiming animals. Malay Mail reported the offenders could be slapped with a fine, or up to three years’ imprisonment, or both upon conviction.
We hope the bystander could soon be caught! How could someone be oblivious to a killing right before his eyes?
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