A crocodile, which was believed to have killed an Indonesian plantation worker eight days in the past, has been caught and culled with the assistance of a bomoh, a spokesman of the Hearth and Rescue Division (Bomba) mentioned on Sunday, March 17.
He mentioned the reptile’s stomach was sliced open by the police and the Sarawak Forestry Company officers to see if there have been human bones inside.
Pieces of human bones and torn clothes, believed to be these of Indonesian Yosep Tesu have been found inside the stomach of the five-metre crocodile, the spokesman mentioned.
He added that looking for help from the native bomoh was a final resort by the search and rescue staff.
“After eight days of fruitless search, the police then determined to hunt the help of the bomoh,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the monster had taken the bomoh’s bait hooked up to a hook laid at a spot about 5 kilometres from the spot at a riverbank the place Yosep was mentioned to have eased himself.
An Indonesian worker had lodged a report with the Bintangor police, saying that his colleague had not returned after easing himself on the financial institution of a river at Zumida Oil Palm Sdn Bhd plantation about 4.30pm on March 10.
A search and rescue staff consisting of the police, Bomba, Sarawak Forestry Company, Zumida Oil Palm and the villagers was then fashioned.
“With the crocodile caught and then culled, now we have stopped the search and rescue operation,” the spokesman mentioned.