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Soldier arrested on murder charge

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Sat, June 1 2013 | 03:13 pm

The Military Police Detachment ( Denpom ) IV/5 Semarang has interviewed six witnesses about alleged torture that led to the death of Rido Hehanusa, 34, reportedly involving an soldier.

Denpom IV/5 chief Lt. Col. Tri Wahyuningsih said the investigation followed a report filed by Rido'€™s friend to Denpom on Thursday evening.

'€œWe are still checking if the report is true,'€ Tri said, while declining to reveal the identity of the six witness, or whether they were members of the Indonesian Military ( TNI ).

Tri also said that if the perpetrator was a soldier, the case would be followed up according to prevailing procedures.

According to Rido'€™s friend, Charles Sopakua, the perpetrator was a member of the 400th/Banteng Raider infantry battalion of the IV/Diponegoro Military Command. '€œ[Rido] was taken from E-Plaza in a cab to BR [Banteng Raider],'€ he said.

Earlier, Rido was reportedly involved in a fight with a soldier at the Liquid Cafe in Semarang, on Wednesday evening. He was later met by a person who was allegedly a member of the TNI at E-Plaza early on Thursday.

A family member, Lusia Siahaya, said Rido was found dead with injuries and bruises all over his body.

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