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Website raises over Rp 300 million for Mako Brimob riot victim’s family

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 19, 2018   /   09:14 am
Website raises over Rp 300 million for Mako Brimob riot victim’s family An ambulance holds the body of a police officer who was killed in a riot at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) on May 9. Five Densus 88 personnel and one inmate died in the incident. (Tribunnnews/Herudin)

Over Rp 300 million has been raised via kitabisa.com for the family of First Insp. Yudi Rospuji Siswanto, one of five members of the Densus 88 counterterrorism squad who died during last week’s riot at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok, West Java.

He is survived by his wife, Luthfi Hidayah, and four children, Kevin, 15, Kirana, 7, Wilastra, 4, and a newborn baby who was born on the day Yudi was buried, on May 10, a day after the riot, which was instigated by terror detainees.

A writer, Jenny Jusuf, initiated the fundraising to ease the burdens of Luthfi as a single parent. A total of Rp 317 million (US$22,415) has been raised via the website in only one week.

The fundraising is scheduled to end in 22 days.

Jenny said she was trying to no avail to contact Luthfi and other relatives of the fallen officer.

“When the fundraising began, our team from Kitabisa was still trying to get in touch with the late officer’s family. Any information on the family, which is published [on the website], is gathered from the wife’s colleagues and the family’s social media accounts,” Jenny wrote on kitabisa.com, as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com. (vny)