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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have recorded a statement from the owner of a pitbull terrier which fatally attacked a senior citizen out on his morning jog in his housing area in Subang Jaya yesterday, to assist in the investigation.
Subang Jaya police chief, ACP Yahya Ramli when contacted said the dog owner, who lives with her parents, was not at home but at work when the incident
Yesterday, the victim, Yip Sun Wah, 74, who lived in Jalan SS19/5E, Subang Jaya, died at the scene after being attacked by the male pitbull terrier belonging to another resident in Jalan 19/5B while out jogging.
"Police recorded a statement from the owner yesterday evening and she was not detained as the case would first be referred to the deputy public prosecutor," Yahya said.
He said the owner would usually leave the house dog to roam freely in her house compound and it would come in and out of the compound through the garbage chute door near the gate.
"Police are investigating what made the dog suddenly act aggressive because according to the neighbours, the dog had never disturbed them and there had been no case of the dog attacking anyone before."
He said the investigation was being carried out under Section 304(A) of the Penal Code for negligence to the extent of causing death.
The dog, which was caught, is now with the Veterinary Services Department for further action. - Bernama