It was a very terrible moment when a crocodile have seen by clutching a missing man in his jaws after witch doctor claimed he summoned it to return the body.
42 years old Syarifuddin was bathing in the river with some friends when an animal came and dragged him to the bottom of the water in Berau, Indonesia on Tuesday at 6.20pm.
His relatives reportedly searched in vain for him, when they failed to find him, it was assumed that he had been taken to the depth to the river by any creature.
Then some locals contacted to a black magic wizard who was specialized in “crocodile witchcraft” and he claimed that he will bring Syarifuddin back alive. Amazingly, the body of man has emerged yesterday morning.
A crocodile seen floating to the banks with the body of Syarifuddin clutched in jaws, and a crowd of people was seeing, in the video from the scene.
Then it dropped off the dead body near the bank, crocodile which can grow up to 5.2m as an adult might be guarding the body so the other crocodile could not eat it.
Friend Andi Resmin who was with Syarifuddin when he was dragged by the crocodile said: ‘He was just in the water and the crocodile humped at him and took him.’
Eet, a local resident said, there is a local myth that anyone who bathes in the river with clothes would be fine, but bathing without clothes then result would be in the attack of a crocodile.
The man was found dead and had injuries to his ribs and right side of his body.
Police chief Inspector Talisayan Faisal Hamid, who is now investigating the incident, said: ‘The victim’s friends report to the officer he was attacked by a crocodile. That night we did a search.’
The police officer said we could not find anything in the evening, but when residents contacted a crocodile charmer, the dead body appeared the next morning on Wednesday.
Hamid said it was ‘very weird’ that three crocodiles emerged from the river, suggesting the body of the man was being protected so that ‘the victim could be delivered’.
He said: ‘People also bathe in the water, so again, it is unlucky that he was killed by the crocodile.’
Police Inspector Hamid said the ‘important thing was that the body had been found’ and that local were now ‘hunting the crocodile that attacked’ the man.