Taiwanese inmate found dead in Tangerang cell
The Jakarta Post
A 44-year-old Taiwanese inmate initialed FCK was found dead in his Tangerang cell at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a prison officer has said.
The suspected cause of his death is suicide by hanging.
Security head Abdul Aziz of Banten's Tangerang Class IIA juvenile penitentiary said that FCK had been held at the jail since he was arrested for alleged drug abuse in June at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. FCK had been waiting for his trial.
His body was taken to Tangerang Regional Hospital (RSUD), but no family member had visited him by Wednesday morning, kompas.com reported.
The prison's records on FCK listed three suicide attempts during his time in the jail. “That was why we moved him near our security station and my office,” said Abdul.
He said that, according to other inmates, FCK had come to Indonesia to marry his Indonesian girlfriend, but that his arrest had caused the relationship to fall apart.
“Because he was being legally processed on drug abuse charges, his girlfriend left him,” Abdul said. (stu)
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