PETALING JAYA - The 15-year-old, who caused public outrage with his video abusing a puppy, was arrested on Tuesday morning and was later released on bail.
According to a Facebook posting by Malaysian Independent Animal Rescue shelter founder, Puspa Rani, the case is classified under section 429 of the penal code.
The boy who was released on bail will be brought to court in 14 days.
Puspa who was actively on the case witnessed the arrest and said that she will request for the judge to sentence the boy to community service at the shelter in addition to the RM200 (S$79) fine.
"Arresting him and fining him will not make him a better person or resolve the issue and we want to teach him about life and love," she wrote in her Facebook post Wednesday.
Jempul OCPD, Supt Hamzah Alias said the investigation is underway and the case will be evaluated by the deputy public prosecutor.
"Our focus is to correct, and therefore we would perhaps have him under the supervision of a welfare officer.
"He is underage and he will be sitting for his Peperiksaan Menengah Rendah (PMR) this year, and therefore, it would be good if certain quarters let the law take its course instead of taking things into their own hand," he said when contacted by The Star Online.
On Sept 6 a video of the boy battering and abusing a puppy to death went viral on social media, causing many netizens to call for legal action against him.