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Jakarta Post

Seven other terror suspects buried in Sidoarjo potter's field

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 22, 2018   /   12:21 pm
Seven other terror suspects buried in Sidoarjo potter's field On guard: Police and other security personnel stand guard at the Surabaya Police headquarters in East Java on May 14. Across them is the wreckage of a motorcycle the suicide bombers used to attack the police station. (Antara/Rendra Pradhana)

The bodies of seven other suspected terrorists involved in last week's bombings in Surabaya and Sidoarjo were buried on Sunday in three separate graves at a potter's field.

The seven bodies had been held in the morgue at Bhayangkara Ngagel Hospital in Surabaya, East Java, but had lain unclaimed by their families and none had offered to bury them.

Respecting the strong objections Surabaya residents had against burying the suspected terrorists in the city, the authorities took the bodies to Sidoarjo and buried them in a potter's field owned by the Sidoarjo administration that was usually reserved for burying unidentified people.

“I received information that they would send the seven bodies here to be buried this morning,” Wiyono of the Sidoarjo Social Affairs Agency said on Sunday, as quoted by

In the first grave, Dar, Tri Murtiono's son who was involved in the suicide bombing at Surabaya Police headquarters, was buried alongside FS and FR, Dita Oepriyanto's sons believed to be the suicide bombers in the attack on Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) in Surabaya.

Puji Kuswati, Dita’s wife, and Daf, another of Tri’s sons, were buried in the second grave. Tri and his wife, Tri Ernawati, were buried in the third grave.

Their burial was conducted without a ceremony or prayers, and it took the graveyard workers no more than 45 minutes to finish burying the seven bodies.

Ten of the 13 dead terror suspects have been buried in the Sidoarjo graveyard. The three other terror suspects, Anton Ferdiantono, Sari Puspitarini and their daughter HAR, were buried at the same graveyard on Friday. The three were killed after a bomb went off prematurely at the Wonocolo Rusunawa low-cost apartment in Sidoarjo, where they lived.

Twenty-five people, including 13 suicide bombers or their children, were killed and dozens injured in the Surabaya and Sidoarjo bombings. (hol/ebf)