A senior citizen was gored to death by his pet buffalo in a freak incident here at Kampung Pak Itam while attempting to catch it.
Pasir Mas district police chief ACP Ibrahim Saad said the body of 65-year-old Mat Usop Che Ya, was found by villagers at 3pm on Tuesday.
“The victim had gone to the location to capture the female buffalo to be sold off to his friend.
“The investigation revealed that the victim died from severe injuries to his neck and head, believed to be caused by the aggressive reaction of the buffalo which had given birth three months ago,” he said.
Buffalos bred in captivity are normally domesticated, making this case a peculiar yet unfortunate incident.
The victim’s wife, Fatimah Ibrahim, 57, said her husband wanted to sell the female buffalo as it was among the hardest to control. – Bernama