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A 25-year-old Singaporean man was sentenced to 18 weeks jail on two counts of animal cruelty.
On 1 June 2016, Stomper Jaslyn reported seeing a man slam a cat onto the ground at the foot of Block 884 in Tampines Street 83 on May 26 last year at around 1.55am.
Photos sent by the Stomper shows the carcass of the cat with blood stains around it.
It was later established that Fajar Ashraf Bin Fajar Ali, a supervisor from the food and beverage industry, first threw the female shorthair cat from the 10th floor staircase landing of Block 884 on May 26.
When he found that it was still alive, he slammed it on the ground twice to make sure that it died. He then left after making sure that the feline was dead.
AVA was subsequently alerted to the incident.
AVA officers commenced investigation immediately and the cat carcass was collected for post mortem examination.
Through eye-witness testimony, CCTV footage and statement from the accused, AVA established that Ashraf had lured the cat into the lift of the Tampines HDB block before throwing it down from the 10th floor and then slamming it on the ground.
AVA’s post mortem results found that the cat had died due to external traumatic incident, which supported investigation findings.
Ashraf was arrested by Police on May 31. He told investigators he had committed the various acts as he was frustrated cats did not want to go near him.
According to The Straits Times, Ashraf's lawyer Amarjit Singh Sidhu said his client was deeply remorseful for his actions and regretted mistreating the cat and causing its death.
Ashraf could have been fined up to $15,000 and/or jailed for up to 18 months per charge.