Body of missing woman believed attacked by croc found in Telong River without left hand

The remains were recovered about 300 metres from where the victim was reported to have been attacked by the crocodile.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 17: The body of a 43-year-old woman who was reported missing after she was attacked by a crocodile in Telong River, Batu Niah, nearby Tuai Rumah Florence longhouse yesterday, was found today, minus her left hand.

Her remains were discovered at around 1.30pm today.

The body of Demit Chagai, one of the longhouse’s residents, was found by the Search and Rescue Operation (SAR) team about 300 metres downstream from where she was reportedly attacked by a crocodile on Wednesday.

It was reported that Demit was attack by the reptile while fishing with her parents in the area at around 10.30am.

A team of Batu Niah firefighters combing the area during the SAR operation for the victim.

A SAR was immediately activated upon receiving an alert call from Demit’s parents on the incident.

According to Batu Niah fire station chief, Rary Binjie, the victim’s left hand was missing.

He revealed that the SAR operation involved firefighters, Sarawak Forest Department, the police and villagers as well as two rescue boats.

The body has been handed over to the police for further action. — DayakDaily