Man found dead at durian farm

The victim's body found on Saturday.

SIBU: A 49-year-old man’s wish to collect fruits ended up in a tragedy as he was found dead in a durian farm on Mile 16, Jalan Sibu-Bintulu on Saturday.

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit when contacted, confirmed the incident and the victim was identified as Dimun Langie.

Dimun’s nephew along with his (nephew’s) friends found the body lying on the ground about 500 metres from where his motorcycle was found.

“Paramedics who were called to the scene, confirmed that the victim had died at the scene and examinations found bruises on the victim’s abdomen and face and claw marks on his chin and left leg.

“The body was taken to Sibu Hospital for further actions and post-mortem will be carried out by a Sarawak General Hospital pathology specialist on Jan 18,” he said.

Earlier on Friday around 9pm, the victim had informed his wife that he was going out fishing. However, the next day at 5pm, the victim still had not returned and his wife asked her nephew to look for him.

The search eventually led them to the discovery of the body in a durian farm and Sibu Jaya police were alerted of the incident.

Following the incident, at around 9.20pm the police arrested two men aged 33 and 37, both good friends of the victim, to assist in the investigation.

“Interrogations found both of them had admitted that they did go and collect durian from the farm with the victim and after collecting, they left the victim alone as he was said to have gone to look for ‘cempedak’ fruit,” Stanley told.

Both men are currently remanded to facilitate investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.