A video of a man brutally slamming a cat on the ground after it was found sitting on his parked car recently made its rounds on social media
Wangsa Maju district police chief SUPT Rajab Ahad Ismail confirmed the incident with Harian Metro and said that the viral video was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) at a parking lot in Jalan Rejang, Setapak.
He said, "The viral video shows a man who slammed a cat who had climbed his car's windshield at the time. His actions clearly brought forth backlash from netizens as he did it consciously and it could hurt the cat as well as cause internal bleeding due to the strong impact to the ground."
The suspect has since come forward and given his statement at the Setapak police station
The case has been classified as animal cruelty under Section 29 (1) (a) of the Animal Welfare Act 1953 (Amendment 2013)