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Mob ravages home of parking attendant allegedly involved in assault on soldier

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 13, 2018   /   11:52 am
Mob ravages home of parking attendant allegedly involved in assault on soldier The house of Oloan Hutapea, the father of a parking attendant suspected to be involved in a recent assault of a Navy captain in Ciracas, East Jakarta, is left damaged by a rampaging mob on Dec. 12 night. (kompas.com/Dean Pahrevi)

Dozens of unidentified men have ransacked the home of a parking attendant identified as I, who was allegedly involved in an assault on military personnel that some believe led to the attack on the Ciracas Police station in East Jakarta.

The house in Ciracas, which belongs to the parking attendant’s parents, was left with smashed windows, a closet turned upside down, the glass of a refrigerator broken, and objects scattered on the floor, kompas.com reported.

The parking attendant's father, Oloan Hutapea, said the mob had ravaged his house at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, while he had been hanging out with his neighbors in front of the house. The attackers had arrived on motorcycles, asked Oloan whether it was I's house and ordered him to stay at his neighbor's house, before they began to damage the house.

"They ransacked my house for almost half an hour and then left," he said.

Following the rampage, his wife reported the case to the East Jakarta Police.

Oloan said he suspected the incident was related to Monday’s assault on a Navy captain, Komaruddin, allegedly at the hands of parking attendants of the Arundina shop in Ciracas, including his son.

Not satisfied with the way the police were handling the assault case, a mob that reportedly comprised of Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel ransacked and burned down part of the Ciracas Police station on Tuesday night, damaging police vehicles and leaving several officers injured, according to a police report.  

Police have detained one attendant, AP, and are still looking for three others. (ars)