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Mako Brimob terror convict buried in Riau

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Sun, May 13, 2018   /   10:58 pm
Mako Brimob terror convict buried in Riau Friends and fellow police personnel gather at the Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta on May 9 to await for the autopsy on a Mako Brimob riot victim. (JP/Kharishar Kahfi)

Beni Syamsu Trisno, alias Abu Ibrahim, the terrorist inmate who died during the prison riot at the Police Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) detention center last week, has been buried in a public cemetery in Pandau Jaya village, Kampar regency, 15 kilometers from Pekanbaru, Riau.

Beni once lived in the village and his parents, wife and children still do so. The village became a second option for his grave after local residents in his hometown of Padang, West Sumatra, refused to accept his body for burial.

Pandau Jaya village head Firdaus Roza said that the villagers had initially rejected the burial plan.

“Local authorities and religious leaders managed to calm the tension through a public meeting. But I told them, if not here, where? ” he said, adding that the burial was attended by local residents and Beni’s family members.

In the village Beni was remembered as an electrician who lived with his wife and two children.

“What the late Beni did was his own responsibility. Now what we can do is to assist his family members so they can live a better life,” Firdaus said.

On Tuesday last week, a prison riot broke at the Mako Brimob compound, followed by a standoff between inmates and police officers. Five police officers and Beni died during the riot. (swd)