Another student brawl claims
one in S. Jakarta

Just two days after a brawl between SMA 6 and SMA 70 broke out, leaving one student dead and three wounded, another clash involving senior high school students in South Jakarta on Wednesday claimed the life of another student.

Deni Yanuar, 17, a student at SMK Yayasan Karya 66 died after being stabbed in the torso during a brawl between his school and SMK Kartika Zeni on Jl. Minangkabau, Setiabudi district, South Jakarta at 1 p.m.

“Deni is a third-year social science student at SMK Yaka [Yayasan Karya 66] vocational school in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta," Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said. Police said that the wound was caused by a sickle.

"Deni was immediately rushed to Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital, but he did not make it," Rikwanto said.

A local resident who witnessed the brawl said that the clash lasted for around 20 minutes. Students disbursed after seeing that one of them had been killed, Antara news agency reported.

Police were still guarding the scene of the brawl as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tebet Police spokesman Adj. First Insp. Broto Suwarno said the police had been patrolling the area, as both the schools often fight. “We usually standby around 300 meters from this location, but the brawl eventually happened anyway,” he said.

South Jakarta Police detective chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Hermawan said that the student that allegedly stabbed Deni to death had been arrested. The perpetrator, identified as AD, was still carrying the sickle that was thought to have been used to kill Deni when taken into police custody on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Hermawan, AD was arrested near the location and was taken to the Setiabudi police precinct, tribunnews.com reported. He said that AD could be charged under the Criminal Code’s Article 338 on murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years if found guilty, and Article 170 on assault, which carries 12-year maximum sentence.

On Monday, a first-year student at SMA 6 was killed during a brawl between his school and SMA 70 near the Blok M area of South Jakarta. Police have named 17-year-old FT, a third-year student of SMA 70, as the suspect. He remains at large. (fzm/lfr)

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