A two-year-old Cambodian girl was on Sunday eaten alive by Crocodiles after she fell into the crocodiles’ pit on her parents farm
The girl’s mother was said to have lost sight of her while she was busy caring for her newborn baby.
Rom Roath Neary reportedly wandered away from the house near Siem Reap Sunday morning and was not seen alive again.
Her 35-year-old father, Min Min returned home at 10 a.m. and began looking for the missing child
Horrifically, he found his daughter’s skull stripped of flesh on the ground of a concrete enclosure where the crocodiles swim in a pool.
Harrowing pictures show the toddler’s 32-year-old mom, Nay Is, breaking down in tears as she clutched her daughter’s remains to her chest.
Police Chief Capt. Chem Chamnan said: “Her father found only her skull in the crocodile enclosure, where she was killed by crocodiles.”
Authorities said that the child had been at home with her mother, who had recently given birth and was caring for the newborn.
She left the house and went to play on the land around the crocodile farm, which is behind the property.
Police Lieutenant Och Sophen said the family had recently built a fence around the 10-foot-high concrete pool, but children were still small enough to fit through the gaps.
The mother “lost sight of” 2-year-old Rom, Lt. Och Sophen said.
He added: “When the father came back home, he couldn’t find his daughter in the house. He found a skull in the crocodile enclosure.
“He confirmed that the daughter fell into the crocodile enclosure and that the crocodiles killed her, leaving only her skull.”
Police warned other families to take extra care to prevent children from getting into crocodile farms.
Police warned other families who run crocodile farms to take extra care to prevent children from getting anywhere near crocodiles.
The crocodiles are kept to produce leather and meat.