PDRM Arrests ''Animal Lover'' After Discovering Hoards Of Cat Carcasses In His Condo
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) arrested a man after multiple cat carcasses and skeletons were discovered in his condominium unit at Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras on Sunday, 26 March
According to Bernama, the 31-year-old suspect was a tenant of the condominium unit in Cheras.
"The investigations into the case are ongoing and the suspect has been remanded for three days beginning Sunday", said Cheras police chief ACP Zam Halim Jamaluddin to the media company.
The issue came to light after the Malaysia Animal Association (MAA) took to their Facebook page to share photos of the inside of the suspect's unit
In the post by MAA on Saturday, 25 March, the group said that the discovery was made on 11 March, after the landlord had inspected the suspect's unit following complaints from the neighbours about a foul stench coming from the unit.
"Upon checking the premise which happened to be unlocked, the landlord was shocked to discover animal carcasses and some area of the unit covered in blood stains," MAA president Arie Dwi Andika told Bernama.
"Also found were bodies of cats chopped into pieces in the kitchen, along with cat organs that were stored in a barrel and a refrigerator," added the president.
According to the post, the landlord then made a police report at the Salak South police station on 13 March but was told that the police did not have the power to carry out an investigation.
The complaint, however, reached MAA and was extended to MyAnimalWelfare and the Department of Veterinary Services, urging them to probe into the matter.
The neighbours later told the media more about what they knew about the suspect and what had happened
According to New Straits Times, the suspect was described as an "animal lover" by his neighbours.
The suspect's 63-year-old neighbour, Halijah Ahmad, said that the man liked to keep things tidy and owned pet cats.
Halijah had noticed that the man, who was chubby, had been losing weight over the past few months and appeared very unkempt.
When asked about the weight lost, the man said he was sick and needed to go for hospital treatment.
Halijah added that a few weeks after talking with the man, she noticed a foul smell and thought that it was a unit upstairs, reporting it to the management who inspected it and found nothing.
Another neighbour who wanted to be known as Din, said that the condominium area had many stray cats, but lately the numbers had been decreasing.
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