A man assaulted and killed a dog with a long knife in Udon Thani province because he found the animal "mangy".
On Saturday, Watchdog Thailand (WDT) posted a video clip of a man attacking a dog in front of the house of its owner. The man is seen assaulting the dog several times with a knife and pipe.
The WDT said that the gruesome incident had taken place in Udon Thani, but it did not specify the date when it had happened.
On the same day, the dog’s owner visited Prachaksinlapakhom Police Station to file a complaint against the alleged killer – his 24-year-old nephew Prayat Chantarasena.
Prayat’s mother, 58, came to the police station later and contacted the suspect via phone, asking him to surrender himself to police.
The suspect listened to his mother and rode his motorcycle to the station. He was arrested and charged with animal abuse and damaging another’s asset.
The dog’s owner said that Prayat had said “I really hate you” to the dog when he had allegedly committed the crime.
The mother said that her son had been imprisoned for taking and selling drugs. On the day of the incident, she said she was at a temple. She revealed the suspect had told her that he wanted to kill the dog as it was mangy.
Police said that he would be tested for narcotics consumption.