11 dogs in Indonesia rounded up after shredding body of deceased owner

Authorities in Depok, West Java, have rounded up and whisked away 11 dogs after reports that the pets had shredded the body of their deceased owner, a 50-year-old woman, at her home in Beji district.

The boarding house keeper was found dead in her bedroom with her dogs around early on Friday morning. She had not been seen around the neighborhood for five days, residents reported.

She lived in her room with her eleven pet dogs, without any other companion, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported.

The Depok Police brought the deceased to the National Police Hospital in Kramat Jati in East Jakarta for an autopsy.

Worried that the dogs might cause harm in the neighborhood, residents asked the Depok Fire and Rescue Agency to remove the dogs from the neighborhood.

The agency's head, Yayan Aryanto, said the dogs had been taken away. "The officers arrived at the site at around 2:30 a.m.," he said, adding that the officers had encountered some difficulties in handling the dogs; therefore they were assisted by a team from the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob).

By around 4 a.m., all of the 11 dogs had been taken to Brimob headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok.