Sometimes ya gotta do, what you gotta do… Going wild in a mosque? Sometimes has to be done, especially if you’re a wandering wild boar.
In a scene that would have had Arkansas Razorbacks fans rolling on the floor laughing, the residents of Sungai Buloh, Selangor were greeted with an unwelcome guest when a wild boar sneaked into the neighborhood’s mosque on Tuesday night.
A mosque-goer was injured by the wild boar amidst the ruckus at Masjid Jamek Sungai Plong.
The mosque’s imam Ungku Ahmad Hazwan Ungku Kamarudin said that the incident happened as worshippers were performing additional prayers after Maghrib prayers, reports NewsAsia.
“Our mosque was visited by a male wild boar who had gotten lost in the mosque’s grounds. It subsequently started chasing mosque-goers and children in the grounds. It then went into the mosque and we could see that it had hurt its neck.”
He said the injured man was gored in the neck.
Ungku Ahmad Hazwan added that the wild boar also hit two motorcycles in the grounds of the mosque before being shot by a member of the mosque with a shotgun.
“The Sungai Plong police station was also contacted to help diffuse the situation,” he added.
A spokesperson at the Sungai Plong police station confirmed the incident.
Ungku Ahmad Hazwan said that three quarters of the hall and veranda of the mosque were affected by the incident.
The mosque’s management has contacted the Selangor Mufti’s Office (JMNS) to help handle the issue.
“JMNS will come by to do an evaluation on proper cleaning (sertu) of the mosque.
“Right now, the prayers in the mosque are being carried out as usual at the part of that was not affected,” he said.
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