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Jakarta Post

Police pursue Monas case despite compensation

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  12:48 am

Police are continuing with their investigation into the death of two children at a recent event held at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta, even after the victims’ families have received compensation from the event organizer.

Mahesa Junaedi, 12, and Muhamad Rizki Syaputra, 10, died on April 28 as they were bustled about in a crowd of thousands of people who had gathered at a social outreach event featuring musical performances and free food packages.

The event, which was organized by Forum Untukmu Indonesia (Forum for Indonesia — FUI), turned chaotic, with hardly any police or public order officers on scene to control the crowd.

Rizki’s mother, Komariah, had reported the case to the police.

The organizers were accused of violating Article 359 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) on negligence causing death.

Mahesa’s parents did not ...