Local resident, Eet, said there was a local myth that anyone bathing with clothes on in the river would be fine – but bathing naked would result in a crocodile attack.Stunned locals gathered to receive their friend from the predatory beastHe said: ‘If the person bathes naked, they will be definitely be eaten by crocodiles, for sure. If they wear clothes they will not be ambushed.’
Syarifuddin was found dead and had injuries to his ribs on the right side of his body.Police chief Inspector Talisayan Faisal Hamid, who is now investigating the incident, said: ‘The victim’s friends report to the officer he was attacked by a crocodile. That night we did a search.’
The officer said nothing was returned that evening and so residents contacted a crocodile charmer and the body appeared the next morning on Wednesday.Hamid said it was ‘very weird’ that three crocodiles emerged from the river, suggesting the body of the man was being protected so that ‘the victim could be delivered’.
He said: ‘People also bathe in the water, so again, it is unlucky that he was killed by the crocodile.’Police Inspector Hamid said the ‘important thing was that the body had been found’ and that locals were now ‘hunting the crocodile that attacked’ the man.
Source : http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/07/21/indonesia-crocodile-returns-body-of-man-it-killed-day-earlier-after-it_c1601375