Ramelan did not know he was saying goodbye to his wife for the last time when he left to clear weeds and plant oranges in a field one April morning last year.
But around midnight, the 42-year-old farmer’s mangled body was found about 100 feet from a small hut near his crops. Authorities believe a tiger stalked and ambushed him, dragging his corpse towards a small cave covered in thickets.
“The body was eaten by the tiger from the belly down. The condition was terrible,” Lembang Hutasoit, a forest ranger at Mount Leuser National Park in North Sumatra province, told