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Jakarta Police question assault victim

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 26, 2018   /   07:56 am
Jakarta Police question assault victim Lawyer Febby Sagita (left) shows a photograph of the scene in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, where his clients, Ronny Yuniarto Kosasih (wearing a black cap) and his wife, were allegedly assaulted. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

Ronny Yuniarto Kosasih, who reported lawmaker Herman Hery to the police for allegedly orchestrating an attack against him and his wife earlier this month, was questioned by the South Jakarta Police on Monday. 

Ronny was questioned as a witness.

His wife and a domestic helper would also be questioned at a later date, Febby Sagita, Ronny's lawyer, said. 

Febby said his client did not have any new evidence to support the report, adding that the presented evidence had been sufficient to charge the politician for the alleged assault. 

"What makes us sure is that the victims were there, witnessing with their own eyes. We are not just randomly guessing," the lawyer said as quoted by kompas.com.

Ronny filed a report with the South Jakarta Police on June 11 against Herman, a House of Representatives Commission III member from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), for allegedly assaulting him and his wife while he was being ticketed by police officers for driving in a Transjakarta bus lane on Jl. Artieri Pondok Indah on June 10.

The victim reportedly questioned the traffic police officers who did not ticket a Rolls-Royce driver who was behind Ronny’s car.

Herman’s lawyer, Petrus Selestinus, denied the accusation and said his client had been abroad on the day of the incident.

He confirmed that the Rolls-Royce, which the perpetrator was reportedly driving, belonged to Herman, but it was his client’s younger brother and his friends who were using the car on the day of the incident.

House ethics council head Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said he will coordinate with the police to confirm whether or not Herman was behind the attack. (fac)