A man in his late 40s has been detained after a video clip of him sodomising a dog went viral.
In the video, a bulky man is seen walking past the front gate of a shop with a dog slung over his shoulder.
He stops at the side of the gate, gets on his knees and sets the dog down in front of him.
Holding the dog’s hind legs, he is seen having sex with the animal, which tries in vain to escape several times during its ordeal.
The man was unaware that his dastardly act was captured on camera.
It was reported that the incident came to light after the owner of the auto repair shop went through the shop’s CCTV footage when he returned to work after the Deepavali holidays and saw the man committing the heinous act.
The incident was believed to have occurred on Deepavali morning, Oct 18, at Jalan Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan.
Apparently, according to the shop owner, the man was homeless and mentally unstable, while the dog was a stray from around the area.
The video clip was circulated on many dog lovers’ pages on Facebook, triggering an outcry among netizens.
It was also reported that the shop owner was afraid to lodge a report and the matter was brought to the attention of the Perak MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau.
Bureau chief Jimmy Loh and Ipoh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) president Ricky Soong lodged a report at the Pekan Baru police station on Oct 24.
According to police, the suspect has several previous convictions and he has been remanded until Oct 28 for further investigation.
The case is being investigated under Section 377 of the Penal Code for buggery with an animal.