PORT BLAIR: In yet another case of human- animal conflict in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a crocodile attacked and killed a man from Little Andaman, on Saturday.
According to reports, Sujan Gain (32) from V K Pur village in Little Andaman, went for fishing at V K Pur Creek with one of his friends on Saturday evening.
While trying to cross the creek, Gain slipped and fell into it. Immediately, a crocodile appeared from nowhere and dragged him into deep waters, said an eyewitness.
The matter was reported to police and a massive search operation was launched. The body was recovered in mutilated state, police said.
Andaman’s Forest Department had issued an advisory for the public two weeks ago warning them to stay away from flooded areas and creeks as crocodiles were expected to come closer to inhabited regions due to heavy rainfall in the islands.
In May 2010, in a similar incident, US-based Lauren Failla was killed by a crocodile at New Cove Beach of Havelock Island.