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Jakarta Post

Islands in focus: Crocodile bites fisherman to death in Kupang

The Jakarta Post
Kupang   ●   Mon, May 11, 2015

A fisherman identified as Felipe de Arujo, 55, of the Noelbaki subdistrict, Kupang regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), was found dead after allegedly being attacked by a crocodile on Sunday at about 8 a.m. local time.

'€œHis body was found nude with tear wounds in his back and no right arm,'€ NTT Police'€™s spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Agus Santosa told The Jakarta Post, on Sunday.

He said the traces of rip wounds found on the victim'€™s back appeared to have been caused by crocodile claws, which was what lead to the assumption that the man was killed by a crocodile.

Agus said Felipe had gone to catch fish with his son Filipe de Arujo, 18, with a trawl at Kelapa Tinggi beach on Saturday at about 7 p.m. local time.

At about 10 p.m., however, his son came home alone and told his family that his father had gone missing at the beach.

The family filed a report with the Central Kupang police precinct, which launched a search with the help of the family.