- Published at 11:45 AM January 21, 2018
- Last updated at 12:33 PM January 21, 2018
The pet owner is now being questioned by police
Police arrested the pet owner who reportedly killed a dog hunter at Yangzhou in Jiangsu province of China.
The dog hunter has allegedly killed the detainee’s dog with poison dart.
The pet owner chased and slammed the assailant “into a brick wall [of a shop] with his car” when he discovered his dying dog.
Meanwhile, the deceased is accused of killing half a dozen dogs using the darts, according to the Metro.
CCTV footage, which was shared online, reveals the dog hunter on his scooter shooting a dog with the dart gun and leaving.
Yangzhou city police confirmed that the man died at the scene.
The pet owner is now being questioned, they added.
The owner’s family have reportedly claimed that he got “the pedals confused as he was driving and did not intend to ram the suspected dog thief with his car.”
In December last year, eight gang members were reportedly arrested after 200,000 dogs were poisoned. The vendors hunted dogs and traded dog meat in restaurants, reports The Telegraph.
The dart, which instantly kills dogs, contains a large dose of muscle relaxant suxamethonium which could harm people who ate the dog meat.