A man suffered injuries to the head, eyes, and other parts of his body after he was attacked by a tiger in an orchard in Kelantan yesterday evening.
Adin Andok, 48, who lives in an area associated with the Temiar indigenous tribe, endured 15 hours of pain as a result of the attack in the remote Kampung Badak of Pos Bihai in Gua Musang. He was eventually brought to the Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital in Kuala Krai this morning on a four-wheel drive.
The tiger pounced and clawed on Adin while he was at an orchard located 500 meters from his house. He wrestled with the animal for 15 minutes before villagers heard him cry for help, according to his son Kenwak Adin, 25. The tiger fled as soon as other villagers arrived, he said.
“They took my father back home and we immediately contacted the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) for help,” he told a local news outlet.
Community Development Assistant Mohd Syakirin Ramli of Jakoa Gua Musang’s health and welfare unit, along with five health workers, met the victim around midnight and later brought him to the Gua Musang Hospital, where they arrived at 5am.
“The victim was then referred to the Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital in Kuala Krai and so far, he is reported to be stable after receiving further treatment,” he said.