A crocodile believed to have killed an Indonesian worker eight days ago has been caught. This was made known by a spokesman of the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) on Sunday, March 17.
The reptile’s stomach was sliced open by the police and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation officers in search of human bones.
Found inside the five-metre crododile’s belly were pieces of human bones and torn clothes believed to be those of Indonesian Yosep Tesu, the spokesman said.
“After eight days of fruitless search, the police then decided to seek the assistance of the bomoh,” he said.
The crocodile got hooked by bomoh’s bait attached to a place about five kilometres from the spot at a riverbank where Yosep was said to have eased himself.
Report of the missing Indonesian worker was lodged with the Bintangor police by a colleague who said he had not returned after easing himself at the bank of a river at Zumida Oil Palm Sdn Bhd plantation about 4.30pm on March 10.
This led to a search and rescue team consisting of the police, Bomba, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Zumida Oil Palm and the villagers.
“With the crocodile caught and then culled, we have stopped the search and rescue operation,” the spokesman said.