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Photos prove student did not commit suicide: Forensics expert

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 20 2009   /  12:11 pm

A forensics expert insists that recently revealed photographs of the body of David Hartanto Widjaja, an Indonesian student who died at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on March 2, prove he died defending himself against knife attacks. Djaja Surya Atmadja, a noted forensic expert from the University of Indonesia who had seen the photographs, said Friday that all wounds on the body emphasized the fact David had not committed suicide as reported. The photographs, which The Jakarta Post also obtained, show several defense wounds that have never been revealed in or out of the Singaporean court, Djaja says. "I can assume, based on the photographs, David was attacked by one or two people with a knife," he told the Post in a telephone conversation. Early reports in the Singaporean media had accused David of stabbing his professor at NTU, ...