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Police have arrested a man who created a trail of carnage by shooting dead stray dogs leaving them dying in a pool of their own blood.
The man who was arrested was not named but is a 40-year-old father who told cops that he had been worried the dogs were going to bite his two children, aged seven and 12.
Local media said he was a Chinese Muslim working as a contractor from the township of Saujana Butra in Puchong in Malaysia.
The alarm over the killed dogs was raised by a 49-year-old housewife who used to feed the dogs and was horrified to discover three of them lying on the ground in a pool of blood. When she raised the alarm another man told her that there were two other dogs nearby that had been killed in the same way.
They were part of a small pack of 15 that the woman used to feed in Shah Alam which was the first city to be planned and built in Malaysia after its independence from Britain in 1957.
The woman arranged for the five dogs to be buried and filed a report with police, who quickly discovered that early reports the deaths have been caused by poison were incorrect as the animals had been shot, and locals had also heard sounds of what appeared to be a gun being fired.
They were initially sceptical however that bullets were involved because there were no cartridges, but they later discovered that the bullets came from a high-powered pellet gun.
When the man was arrested, police also seized a Sig Sauer P226 air gun that had been hidden in his Malaysian built Proton car.
He has been remanded in custody while the investigation continues.
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