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Sumatran Tiger Mauls Indonesian Farmer to Death

14 March 2013

A rare Sumatran tiger has mauled a farmer to death on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, prompting terrified villagers to call for the animal to be killed, a park official said on Wednesday. The same animal is suspected in attacks on five other people. The official at Batang Gadis National Park, Yudi Santoso, said 32-year-old Karman Lubis was killed this week while working on a rubber plantation near the park in North Sumatra province. His mangled body was found Tuesday about 1 kilometer from the plantation. Fearful farmers have asked authorities to shoot the tiger, even though it is protected by law. The local government plans to try to trap and relocate it.—AP