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Media ‘sensationalizing’ mutilation cases

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, March 27 2013 | 11:48 am

PREMIUM Although the number of mutilation cases in Jakarta is small compared to other crimes, cases repeatedly occur in the city and each time grab people’s attention, partly due to the incessant media reports.

A criminologist at the University of Indonesia, Josias Simon, said that the main factor behind mutilated victims was a broken interpersonal relationship that triggered jealousy and anger....