BINTULU: A crocodile believed to have attacked Sannga Megong, a worker at an oil palm plantation in Sungai Sebeba last month, was caught and killed by villagers here yesterday.
Human bones, hair and parts of a skull were found in the belly of the seven-metre-long beast, which was caught in Sungai Similajau, about 100 metres from the location of the May 11 attack.
A Sarawak Forestry Corporation spokesman, however, said it could not confirm whether the crocodile was the one which attacked Sannga, 31.
"We will send the bones and hair for analysis to determine whether the crocodile is the one which killed Sannga."
The two-tonne beast was caught after it swallowed a bait set by locals.
The SFC spokesman said two other giant crocodiles had been spotted along the river.
Meanwhile, the victim’s stepfather, Buli Santap, 55, said he was relieved the crocodile had been killed.
"A life is paid with another life. If the crocodile which took away my son is still out there, we will hunt it down no matter what it takes. But if this crocodile is the one responsible, we can call off the hunt.
"Hopefully, such an attack will not happen again."
Sannga’s wife, who wished to be known only as Julina, said she would be satisfied only if tests showed the human remains found in the crocodile’s stomach were those of her husband’s.
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