The Jakarta Post
The South Jakarta Police have questioned two traffic police officers who witnessed an incident on June 10 when lawmaker Herman Hery allegedly beat a man and his wife on Jl. Arteri Pondok Indah, South Jakarta.
Ronny Kosasih Yuliarto and his wife reported the incident to the South Jakarta Police on June 11.
South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar said on Thursday that the police directly followed up the report by asking Ronny and his wife to undergo a medical examination at the Pertamina Central Hospital (RSPP).
The result will be issued two weeks after the incident, he said.
Indra added that the police had questioned two traffic police officers who according to Ronny's lawyer, Febby Sagita, did nothing to stop the fight.
"We are upholding the principle of presumption of innocence while continuing the case investigation," Indra said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
The incident reportedly occurred around 9:30 p.m., when Ronny was ticketed by the traffic police for driving on the Transjakarta bus lane.
Herman, an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician, was reportedly driving a Rolls-Royce on the lane behind Ronny’s car.
He then allegedly stepped out of the car and beat Ronny for no apparent reason.
Ronny, who was surprised by the attack, fought back.
Herman’s aides then also exited the car, and together they allegedly beat Ronny.
Ronny’s wife, who tried to stop the fight, was also allegedly beaten by Herman and his aides. (cal)