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Jakarta Post

Suspected Taruna Nusantara killer victim’s schoolmate

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Magelang, Central Java   /   Sun, April 2, 2017   /   11:16 am
Suspected Taruna Nusantara killer victim’s schoolmate Crime scene tape. (Shutterstock/File)

In less than 24 hours since the case broke, Central Java Police investigators have arrested a person suspected of killing Krisna Wahyu Nurachmad, a 15-year-old student of Taruna Nusantara high school in Magelang, Central Java.

The suspect is also a student of the prestigious school, identified only as AMR, 16, Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Condro Kirono said on Saturday.

“We have questioned 17 witnesses,” he said, adding that the suspect confessed on Friday night to killing the victim.

The 10th grader, Krisna, was found dead and covered in blood in his bed in the school’s dormitory early Friday morning.

“He killed Krisna because he was outraged that the victim had caught him stealing money from their friends,” Condro said.

(Read also: Murder case shocks prestigious school)

The suspect, Condro said, had also been annoyed that when Krisna borrowed his cellular phone it had been confiscated. Students of the school are prohibited from using cellular phones.

According to Condro, AMR bought the knife he used to attack Krisna at a convenience store.

Given his age, AMR has been charged under the 2014 Juvenile Protection Law. He has also been charge under Criminal Code articles on murder that carry a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison. (bbs)