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Islands in focus: NTB police await autopsy on Swiss tourist

  • The Jakarta Post

Posted: Tue, June 25 2013 | 10:26 am

MATARAM: The West Nusa Tenggara ( NTB ) Police are still waiting for family approval to carry out an autopsy on the body of a Swiss tourist before conducting a thorough investigation into his death.

On June 19, the 52-year-old man, identified only as Ivo, was found lying unconscious on Kuta Beach in Central Lombok.

He died a few hours later after being treated at a community health center in Kuta. '€œThe body is currently at the Bhayangkara Hospital. We have contacted the Swiss embassy so they can immediately contact the family for autopsy approval,'€ said NTB Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Sukarman Husen on Monday in Mataram.

'€œWhen local residents found him [Ivo], his body was bruised. We cannot tell what caused the bruises before conducting an autopsy,'€ he said, adding that the police had questioned five witnesses.

According to the witnesses, Ivo had been staying at the Dinda Hotel since June 16. The night before the incident, Ivo was seen drinking at a café in Kuta.

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