Orangutan killer reenacts crime

Indonesian police yesterday reconstructed the killing of an orangutan - which was shot 130 times with an air rifle - with the accused (in orange) in a field in a Borneo district.

The orangutan's headless body had been found floating in a river.

Four Indonesian men, arrested on Monday, admitted to killing the animal, saying it ruined their crops at a pineapple and palm oil plantation, according to the authorities.

Borneo is politically divided among three countries - Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2018, with the headline 'Orangutan killer reenacts crime'. Print Edition | Subscribe