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Police allegedly beat student for dangerous driving warning

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, August 25 2010   /  09:43 am

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so the saying goes. A motorist in Yogyakarta learned this the hard way recently when he was beaten by police after reprimanding an officer who was allegedly using his cell phone while riding a motorcycle.Mashono Rio Kertonegoro, a 21-year-old resident of Piyungan, Bantul regency, ended up in Hidayatullah Hospital with bruises and injuries to the back of his head, legs, hands and more.“I’ll take this case to court,” Mashono, a law student of Ahmad Dahlan University in Yogyakarta, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.On Tuesday, he filed his case to the university’s legal aid center, which will represent him in court.
Mashono said the incident took place on Saturday while he was travelling along Jl. Wonosari in
Yogyakarta. Mashono said he had almost fallen off his motorcycle while trying to avoid a policeman on a motorcycle, who...