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Alleged wife shooter tests positive for drugs: Police

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Jakarta | Fri, November 10, 2017 | 04:26 pm
Alleged wife shooter tests positive for drugs: Police The funeral procession of medical doctor Letty Sultri, 46, who was shot dead by her husband at Az-Zahra clinic in East Jakarta, Nov. 10. (Kompas.com /Iwan Supriyatna)

A medical doctor who allegedly shot and killed his wife on Thursday has tested positive for drugs, according to a police official.

Ryan Helmi, 41, was found to have Benzodiazepine in his system after surrendering himself to the Jakarta Police.

“We conducted a urine test last night and he tested positive for Benzo,” Jakarta Police general crimes director head Nico Afinta told kompas.com on Friday

Benzodiazepine is a psychotropic drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

Nico said investigators were examining Helmi’s medical records. 

Medical doctor Letty Sultri, 46, was found dead at Az-Zahra medical center in Cawang, East Jakarta, on Thursday afternoon after she was allegedly shot six times by her husband.

The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. when Helmi arrived at the clinic and reportedly began to argue with Letty about their marriage.

Police said that Helmi had rejected Letty’s request for a divorce.

Helmi fled the clinic after shooting Letty, but turned himself over to the police later that afternoon.  

Letty had previously reported Helmi to the police for alleged domestic violence, but later retracted her statement. (fac)

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