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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Prisoner found hanged

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  01:21 am

The body of an inmate of the Salemba detention center in Central Jakarta, identified as Riski Permana, 27, was found hanging in a bathroom at the facility on Monday.

The center’s warden, Masjuno, said the prisoner appeared to have taken his own life, according to a witness named Simon, who shared the cell with Riski.

Surprised that Riski had not returned from the bathroom after a long time, Simon reportedly called for him and knocked on the bathroom door. As there was no answer, Simon forced open the door and found Riski hanging by a sarong tied to a metal pipe, the warden said.

“It happened near Isha prayer time [around 7:30 p.m.]. The bathroom is inside the cell, and the cellmate wondered why the door remained closed for quite a while. Hence, he broke it open,” Masjuno said on Tuesday, as quoted by

Detention center officials are still inves...