The Jakarta Post
A student from a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Berau regency, East Kalimantan, has died after a truck drove over him in an attempted stunt that went horribly wrong.
The stunt was part of a graduation event at the pesantren, in which six students lay down on the ground next to each other and had a truck driven over them by a classmate.
Berau Police chief Adj. Comr. Abdul Rivai told tribunnews.com on Friday that the police had summoned six witnesses in the case, adding that investigators would conduct a case screening to decide whether the student’s death had been caused by negligence.
The police have also secured footage of the incident from a TV station, Abdul said.
The six students first carried out the stunt with a motorcycle, which went on without incident, prompting them to raise the stakes by using a pickup truck, witnesses said.
After the truck drove over all six students, only four were able to stand back up.
Rangga and another student, Jodi, were unconscious and rushed to a nearby hospital.
"Rangga died at the hospital," Abdul said.
Amir, a resident who watched the entire debacle, claimed that many of the teenagers witnessing the event had "covered their eyes" because they were terrified.
"How can a graduation event include a stunt like that?" Amir said. (mos/ahw)