A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing two wild boars in Kowloon Tong on Sunday. Two suspects are still at large.

The arrested man was spotted along with two others at the Kowloon Byewash Reservoir at 10pm on Sunday by a man surnamed Liu, who was in the area to feed stray dogs, reported Oriental Daily. The suspect was arrested on Monday morning in a flat in Sham Shui Po, based on car license plate details provided by Liu, who witnessed three men flee the scene.

Liu found two injured boars, one spotting head injuries, and the other caught in a nylon trap. The boars were later confirmed to be dead.

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One of the wild boars found dead in Kowloon Tong.

The case has been listed as animal abuse and it was believed that the attackers planned to consume the boars.

The police said that they have yet to come across any weapons at the scene.

Although the trapped boar did not seem to display any signs of physical injuries, the other appeared to have been hit with a hard object. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will assist in the investigation of the cause of death.

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