Slain Indonesians’ bodies intact, police say
The National Police’s forensic unit conducted a second autopsy on the body of Muhammad Zein, aka Jhoni, one of five Indonesians who were shot dead recently by Malaysian Police, after his family raised their suspicions that Jhoni’s body had been harvested.
The autopsy confirmed, however, that the suspicions were unfounded.
Riau Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Hartono announced the results on Wednesday, saying that no body parts were missing.
“We can’t reveal the details about the gunshot wounds as we do not have the authority to do so,” Hartono said.
Dr. Novita, a member of the forensics team, said they had taken just two hours to determine that the body was intact and that no body parts were missing.
“The body was in good condition. The heart, liver and other body parts were intact,” she said.
Five Indonesians -- three of whom were from Batam -- were killed in a shootout with Malaysian Police officers on Sept. 7. The five -- identified as Diden, Hamid, Jhoni, Mahno and Ostnan -- were allegedly members of the Baju Hitam (Black Shirt) gang that specialized in burglarizing luxury homes in Penang. (swd)