Wednesday 13 November 2019

Dogs kill and eat owner who went on holiday and left them to starve

Olivia Rondonuwu in Jakarta

SEVEN dogs starved of food and water for two weeks are suspected of eating their Indonesian owner after he returned to his hometown in Manado from a holiday.

A neighbourhood guard was curious when he saw luggage lined up at the front of Andre Lumboga's house, days after the 50-year-old arrived back home.

The guard approached the house, smelled something foul and called the police, according to reports.

"His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house," a local police chief in Batam, an island off Sumatra, said. "We suspect that the dogs were hungry, so they attacked Andre, because they had not been fed for 14 days," he said.

Police also found bones of two other dogs, believed to have also been eaten by the hungry canines.

Lumboga was from the northern Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where the local diet is famous in Indonesia for including dogs,

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