Police obtain ten names of Alawy’s alleged assailants
Insp. Gen. Untung S. Rajab: (Antara)The Jakarta Police confirmed on Tuesday that they had obtained ten names of SMAN 70 students who allegedly assaulted and killed SMAN 6 high school student Alawy Yusianto Putra. Alawy died as a result of a violent incident involving students of the neighboring schools in South Jakarta on Monday.
“We are still investigating the case. None [of the ten names] have been identified as suspects. Let us pray that the investigation goes smoothly,” police Chief Insp. Gen. Untung S. Rajab told reporters in Jakarta.
Separately, South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Wahyu Hadiningrat said that his officers had questioned two students and two teachers from SMAN 6 as well as another teacher from SMAN 70 high school in relation to the case.
“As for the ten names, it is true that we have them. However, we cannot disclose them right now as that may affect the ongoing investigation,” he said.
Untung also said that the violent incident in which Alawy lost his life was an assault rather than a student brawl, as was widely reported shortly after the fatal incident in the Kebayoran Baru district.
“I would like to straighten things out by saying that what happened was an assault. SMAN 6 students were attacked by those of SMAN 70, who brought sharp weapons and rocks to the scene, resulting in the death of a tenth-grader from SMAN 6,” he said.
Police also confiscated a sickle, believed to be the weapon instrumental to ending Alawy’s life, from the crime scene. At least an additional two students from SMAN 6 sustained injures in the incident.
Both schools have suspended academic activities for a few days following the incident. (swd)