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Jakarta Post

Boy murder suspect reunites with biological mother

  • Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 30 2009   /  01:38 pm

An 11-year-old boy accused of attacking and killing his foster mother in Ciracas, East Jakarta, two weeks ago, met with his biological mother Thursday in an emotional reunion at the East Jakarta Police station. After almost five years without any contact with his family following the devastating tsunami that struck his hometown in Nias, North Sumatra, in 2004, Musa (not his real name) could no longer speak the local dialect, while his mother, Norberta Niziami Ndruru, 59, could not speak Indonesian, giving the reunion an awkward start. "They both broke out into tears after his mother held his head and touched his neck, where he has a scar from years ago," said National Commission for Child Protection secretary-general Arist Merdeka Sirait. "*Musa* is the youngest of five children in the family. He still remembers his older brothers' names. "His real name is different f...