Man confesses to killing employer, cutting off his penis and then eating it to prevent victim’s spirit from haunting him


One of the most shocking stories we’ve ever written about was the bizarre case of a man who murdered another man and ate his penis back in 2015. We certainly thought we’d write about something like that ever again and yet, here we are just over two years later with another case of penile cannibalism in Indonesia.

Police in the Batanghari Regency of Sumatra’s Jambi Province said that on December 7, a 54-year-old man identified as Terusman, as well as his 16-year-old son, identified by his initials RD, murdered M Dasrullah, a palm oil plantation owner who employed the suspects.

Based on Terusman’s confession to the police, he whacked Dasrullah repeatedly with a machete while the victim was asleep in a hut, killing him. With the help of his son RD, they took Dasrullah’s body to bury it, but not before Terusman mutilated the victim’s penis.

“After I cut him, I buried him. I took his ‘vital tool’ back to the hut,” Terusman said, as quoted by Tribun.

He then boiled the penis and sprinkled in some spices from the kitchen. He apparently had a reason for eating his victim’s manhood, though not one that makes any sense.

“I boiled [the penis] before I eventually ate it myself, so that the victim’s spirit wouldn’t haunt me,” he said.

The police said that Terusman and RD were arrested at two different locations several days after the murder and after they had split up. Terusman has reportedly shown no remorse over his actions, and admitted that he and his son had plotted to kill Dasrullah for over a week as the victim had allegedly withheld their salaries for the three years that they had worked for him, which amounted to IDR20 million (US$1,474).

Both have been charged with premeditated murder, with Terusman facing life imprisonment and possibly the death penalty while RD could face lighter penalties due to his status as a minor. The regency’s public prosecutor is reportedly ready to take the suspects to trial in the coming weeks.

Back in October 2015, in the neighboring province of Lampung, a man named Rudi Efendi killed another man whom he had accused of raping his wife. Similar to what Terusman did, Rudi mutilated his victim’s penis, fried it, and then ate it to heal his heartache towards the victim.

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