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Malaysian man hurls pipe at dog, owner kills him

The victim had accidentally hit his assailant’s two children with the pipe instead

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 5:11pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 5:14pm

By Awang Ali Omar

A man who hurled a pipe at a barking dog ended up dead in a fight with the pet owner at a squatter colony in the Malaysian town of Sandakan.

On the same day, police arrested a 30-year-old man outside a nearby restaurant and recovered a 90cm iron rod believed to be the murder weapon.

In confirming the case, District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Azhar Hamin said the case is classified as murder.

The drama unfolded around at a squatter colony.

Azhar said a man, infuriated by a barking dog, hurled an iron pipe at it but had instead hit two children.

A fight ensued between the children’s father, who is also the dog owner.

“A neighbour, who made the police report, saw the man had used iron pipe while the victim took a plastic pipe during the fight,” he said adding the victim was hit several times.

Azhar added the suspect later fled the scene with his two children.

“The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the body had been sent to local hospital for post-mortem.”

Man hurls pipe at dog, owner kills him