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STPDN Bandung student dies

A son of the South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who had been studying at the Institute of Public Administration (STPDN) in Bandung, died Monday after his father discovered a wound on his stomach.

Syahrul apparently asked his son, Rindra Sujiwa Syahrul Putra, about the wound. But Rindra had replied “This is normal at STPDN,” as quoted by one of his relatives.

Rindra's death was confirmed by his sibling, Irman Yasin Limpo.

The news about his death spread quickly via text messages and prompted the cancellation of several meetings of regional officials in South Sulawesi.

Rindra’s body is currently in Jakarta and will be buried in Makassar, South Sulawesi, today.

However, Governor Syahrul said he did not have a plan to sue the school.

STPDN has been marred with the death of several students in orientation programs involving violence committed by senior students.

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