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Jakarta Post

Man mauled to death in tiger attack

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Wed, August 28, 2019   /   06:58 am
Man mauled to death in tiger attack The Sumatran tiger is the only surviving species of tiger in Indonesia. (Shutterstock/Steve Wilson )

A 36-year-old man was mauled to death by a Sumatran tiger in a concession area in Gaung subdistrict in Indragiri Hilir regency, Riau.

Indragiri Hilir Police chief Adj. Comr. Sr. Christian Rony confirmed the incident, saying the victim, identified as Darmawan aka Nang, was attacked while taking a bath near a well in a PT Bhara Induk concession area at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“The well is located about 30 meters from a hut where the victim and his colleague, Andika, lived,” Christian told reporters on Tuesday.

Only a few minutes after Darmawan left the hut, Andika heard his friend screaming. When he went to the well, Andika found Darmawan wrestling with a tiger.

Andika immediately went to look for help in nearby Sinar Danau hamlet in Tanjung Simpang village, where he found two local residents and Sinar Danau neighborhood unit (RT) head Rayo at around 7 p.m.

After a discussion, Andika and the villagers decided to look for Darmawan the next morning.

According to the police, they found Darmawan’s body at around 11 a.m. on Monday.

“We immediately recovered the body […] and a doctor at Pelangiran Puskesmas [community health center] performed a medical examination on his body,” Christian said, adding that the victim was laid to rest in Sinar Danau. (dpk/afr)