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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: ‘Spirit’ behind stabbing incident

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  01:21 am

A man who allegedly stabbed a fellow Transjakarta passenger in East Jakarta did so because he felt offended by people who sit cross legged, police have said. Kramatjati Police chief Comr. Nurdin A Rahman said the perpetrator, identified as Sudirman, stabbed a 29-year-old passenger who was sitting next to him cross-legged at a bus stop in Cawang on Thursday. “He is bothered by people sitting with their legs crossed. He felt offended,” Nurdin said on Thursday as quoted by East Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Ady Wibowo said Sudirman, 52, stabbed the victim in the thigh.Nurdin said the perpetrator, who worked as a consultant, carried the knife with him every day from his home in Bogor, West Java.Nurdin said Sudirman claimed to have heard a whisper before the stabbing. “He said he heard a whisper from a ‘spirit’ telling him that the person next to him was insulting him,...