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Jakarta Post

Police arrest two people who allegedly attacked IT expert 

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 12, 2017   /   01:07 pm
Police arrest two people who allegedly attacked IT expert  Hermansyah, an IT expert, was attacked by a group of men on the Jagorawi tollroad on July 9. He is being transferred to the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta. ( Oliver Purba)

The Depok Police have arrested two men who allegedly attacked telecommunications expert Hermansyah at the Jogorawi toll in East Jakarta on Sunday.

Those are Edwin Hitipeuw, 37, and Lauren Paliyama, 31, both debt collectors, who were arrested on Jl. Dewi Sartika in Depok, West Java, on Wednesday.

At the time of the arrest, they were on their way to Sawangan, Depok, after trying to hide in the Honda City and Toyota Yaris cars they used while attacking Hermansyah in Bandung.

“The perpetrators were on their way from Bandung to Sawangan. We were waiting for them. When the identified car passed the road, we arrested them,” Depok Police deputy head Adj. Sr. Comr. Faizal Ramdhani said.

The perpetrators claim the attack was caused by a quarrel between them and Hermansyah after the accident.

Faizal said the Honda City drove by Edwin sideswiped Hermansyah’s car, a Toyota Avanza.

Hermansyah chased the car and then the quarrel started.

Lauren, who drove a Toyota Yaris, arrived on the scene to help Edwin.

In addition to Edwin and Lauren, the police are still trying to track down two assailants, namely Eric, 20, and Domamce, 21, who were also allegedly involved in the assault. (dmr)