A teenager is believed to have been killed by a tiger in a savage attack.
Malta Akfarel, 16, was found dead in the PT Sawit Unisraya area of Indonesia’s Sungai Apit District on Monday, August 30.
A trap has since been placed at a village near the conservation area to try and lure the big cat.
The teenager is thought to have been working at a palm plantation with his dad and fixing a power source.
He asked permission to heard to a nearby port for phone signal, the Antara news agency reports.
Another account claimed he left for the port to meet with two of his siblings.
The victim’s dad Rustam later found his son’s mobile phone on the ground with blood stains and several track marks leading to a forest.
Jakarta’s Conservation of Natural Resources body said: “Eyewitness reports state that the victim was attacked by a tiger when the lights were still off.
“The victim was found dead in a gruesome state.”
Its head of Technical Division, M. Mahfud, added: “The Riau BKSDA team has been mobilized to place a trap which will be used to relocate the Sumatra Tiger away from the location that is prone to conflicts with humans.”
Earlier this month, a tiger is believed to have attacked and wounded a logger before dragging him away into a forest.
Mikhail Shabaldin, 41, was sitting on the toilet while at work in a remoteRussianvillage before vanishing.
Tiger footprints were found at the scene in Khabarovsk, the eastern region which borders China.
A terrifying video of Mikhail's shocked colleague reacting to pieces of toilet paper and even the missing man's bloodied clothes and innards has led locals to fear for the logger's fate.
Majestic amur tigers – the world's largestfelines– prey wildlife and humans alike inRussia , China and North Korea.
Only 700 remain in thewild , although its numbers are recovering after conservation efforts by the Russian and Chinese governments.
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