By Edwin Raoh
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
SKRANG: A middle-aged man was killed by a crocodile at Sungai Skrang yesterday.In the 11.30am incident, Debeline Nyambong, 50, from Rumah Dukun, Rambai in Skrang was attacked by the reptile while he was having a bath in the river.
Confirming the attack, Sri Aman police chief DSP Mat Jusoh Mohammad said the victim’s body was found at 1pm not far from the scene of the attack.
“When we found the body at 1pm, there was a incision on the stomach and bite marks on the leg,” he said.
The body was sent to the Sri Aman Hospital for a post-mortem.
Jusoh said the incident would be reported to Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC).
He said earlier a police team conducted a search operation soon after being informed by villagers.
Meanwhile, villager Emak Simon said the victim was attacked when he was taking a bath in the river together with his wife and daughter.
He said the victim called out to his wife and daughter that ‘something’ was pulling him down before he disappeared into the river.
“Fearing for the safety of his wife and daughter, Debeline cried out, telling his wife not to help him,” said Emak.