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Alleged Orang utan attacker arrested

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Jakarta   /   Wed, June 24, 2015   /  04:25 pm
Alleged Orang utan attacker arrested

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Central Kalimantan Police arrested on Tuesday night a man who allegedly burned an orang utan and posted the photos on his Facebook account.

The man, who is yet to be identified but who is believed to work as a driver at the border between Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan was arrested at his house in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan.

"It is true that last night the police working together with the Central Kalimantan natural resources conservation center apprehended the guy for questioning about the photo that he uploaded," the center'€™s head Nandang Prihandi said as quoted by tempo.co on Wednesday.

Nandang said that his office had been coordinating with the police on the case since Monday.

During the questioning, Nandang said that the man said he only uploaded photos belonging to a fellow driver whom he met in a warung (small street-side restaurant) in Lamandau regency in Central Kalimantan.

Earlier this week, photos of the burned orang utan with a provocative caption in Javanese saying "cooked for breaking the fast" were circulating on Facebook, causing anger among animal activists. (ika)(+++)

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