Indonesia: Villagers killed 292 crocodiles in revenge for man's death
New Delhi : In a shocking incident, villagers in Indonesia's West Papua area, cruelly killed 292 crocodiles using knives, machetes, swords and other sharp objects. The brutal action against the large aquatic reptile group was taken to avenge the death of a villager in crocodile, said reports.
The violent massacre of the reptiles was unjustified since the villager, who was attacked by crocodiles, had wandered into a licensed sanctuary that breeds endangered saltwater and New Guinea crocodiles and had reportedly fallen into an enclosure of the reptiles.
The incident has brought outrage on the social media and people took to Twitter to criticise the action of the villagers. A tweet says, "1 kill vs 292 kills, what a justice! now I understand the difference between human and animals."
The horrible mob activity took place in a village in Sorong district of West Papua province on July 14 after the man was buried. The 48-year-old was collecting grass for animal feed when he entered an enclosure, quoted the police and conservation officials as saying.
After the burial, angry villagers went to the farm and used machetes, knives and shovels to slaughter 292 crocodiles, ranging from babies to full-grown crocodiles. The police and conservation officials were unable to stop the mob attack and mentioned that criminal charges could be brought against offence done by the villagers.
For now, the Indonesia law enforcement agencies have started to investigate the incident held against the protected species of the country.