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Jakarta Post

JKT48 manager found dead hanging in bathroom

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 22, 2017   /   11:13 am
JKT48 manager found dead hanging in bathroom Girl band JKT48 (

A manager of platoon-sized girl band JKT48 was found dead hanging in his bathroom at his home in River Park, Pondok Aren in South Tangerang. 

"Yes, he is one of JKT48’s managers. He was found hanging in his en-suite bathroom," said South Tangerang Police's criminal unit head Adj. Comr. Ahmad Alexander as quoted by on Wednesday.

The manager, a Japanese man known as IJ, 47, was first found dead by his housemaid on Tuesday afternoon. 

The maid, as well as his family members, saw him at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and he was reportedly last seen entering his bedroom at 11 a.m.

At 5 p.m., his wife looked for him around the house but did not find him. 

She then asked the maid to peek inside the room from a window outside the house. 

"[The maid] saw him hanging inside the bathroom," said South Tangerang Police spokesman Adj. Comr. Mansuri separately. 

His wife and the maid then asked for help from a security officer to break into the room and rushed the victim to the Premier Bintaro Hospital.

The police are investigating the case. (agn)



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