An unemployed 66-year-old man was charged with negligence after his dogs attacked a 33-year-old tractor driver.
Dressed in shorts and a shirt, Cheah Soo @ Ah Peng was calm and pleaded not guilty to the charge at the magistrate's court here yesterday.
The father of three was charged under Section 289 of the Penal Code for not guarding an animal in his possession against causing danger to human life or grievous hurt.If found guilty, Cheah could be sentenced up to six months' jail, fined RM2,000 or both.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Loh Wei Dhin said the victim, Ting Soon Teck, had just finished fishing when he was bitten by the dogs.
“He sustained injuries on his hands and legs,” she said, adding that Cheah lived near the pond.
Loh applied for the court to offer bail of RM5,000, but Cheah's daughter Lai Yen appealed for a lower bail.
Lai Yen, 35, told the court that her father had to go for follow-up checks at the hospital due to high blood pressure.