Hunt for temple employee who threw dog from second storey

Hunt for temple employee who threw dog from second storey
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THAILAND - Police have launched a manhunt for an angry temple employee after he allegedly killed a dog by throwing it from the second floor of a temple building.

Phra Wiroj of Wat Ruangvej Srimongkol in Nonthaburi's Pakkret, authorised Wilai Wimolsing to file a complaint with Pakkret police against the staffer, identified only as Somsak, 62.

Wilai, who lives near the temple, filed the complaint at about 10pm on Monday. She said Somsak threw the two-year-old dog, Mom, from a pavilion and killed it.

Wilai said the man then discarded the dog's carcass on deserted land behind the temple and fled.

Wilai said she had fed the dog since it was a puppy and had formed an attachment to it.

The monk told reporters that he was praying Monday evening when he heard loud noise at the pavilion and came out to learn the dog had died.

The monk said Somsak admitted that he killed the dog out of anger over it continually being on the pavilion.

The monk said he had cared for the dog since it was a puppy after it was saved following being hit by a car.

Police sent the carcass to the Kasetsart University's Veterinary Hospital to determine the cause of the death.

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