The Jakarta Post
The Indonesia Islamic University (UII) has expelled nine students in relation to hazing that led to the deaths of three freshmen and 14 injured.
The measure was taken after the university deemed the nine responsible for violence committed during a student camping trip on Mount Lawu in Karanganyar, Central Java, last month. Another 10 students who were reportedly involved in the violence have been suspended for two to three semesters.
“The nine students have been expelled because they tortured [freshmen], by kicking, beating and slapping,” said UII spokesperson Muzayin Nazarudin on Wednesday.
The camping initiation program was held for freshmen on the mountain slope on Jan. 14 to 22. Parents became alarmed after some of the students returned from the trip with injuries and were admitted to the hospital.
The police have declared two senior students suspects in the case while UII rector Harsoyo has tendered his resignation.
Acting rector Ilya Fadjar Maharika said a fact-finding team had probed the incident before expelling and suspending students.
“UII will not disclose the names of the students because the case is still under police investigation,” he said. (wit)
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