Man allegedly kills brother over trivial dispute
The Jakarta Post
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Tangerang, Banten, for allegedly killing his brother with a machete over a trivial personal dispute.
The suspect, identified as Rizal Arsyad, was apprehended on Monday, two days after he allegedly stabbed his brother Randi Syahputra, 25, near their home on Jl. Jomas in North Meruya, North Jakarta.
"[The murder] was caused by a trivial dispute. Rizal told Randi not to sleep in their mother's room, because she had already got home and was tired," Kembangan Police chief Comr. Supriadi said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.
Randi reportedly could not accept the warning and grabbed a machete, while Rizal armed himself with a bamboo stick.
After fighting for a while, Rizal reportedly ran out of the home onto Jl. Jomas, where Randi accidentally dropped the machete.
In that moment, Rizal took possession of the machete and stabbed his elder brother in the stomach, back and left hand. Randi died of his wounds on the scene.
After the incident, the perpetrator didn’t return home until his arrest two days later.
"We asked the family to contact the perpetrator, and he was finally arrested on a sidewalk in Karang Tengah," Supriadi said. (yon)
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