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Jakarta Post

Dispute over boy lands girl in Pontianak hospital

  • Gisela Swaragita
    Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 9, 2019   /  06:59 pm
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The head of the West Kalimantan Child Protection Commission (KKPAD), Eka Nurhayati, told "The Jakarta Post" that the assault was motivated by a dispute over a boy.(Shutterstock/File)

A junior high school student -- identified only as Audrey -- in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, sustained serious injuries and landed up in hospital after at least three girls allegedly assaulted her over a boy. The gory details of the alleged assault made the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday, inspiring a hashtag, #JusticeForAudrey, which was the number one trending topic. An online petition on has garnered more than 385,000 signatures in about five hours as of Tuesday evening, in which the petitioner demanded the case should not to be settled out of court. The hashtag and petition were in response to a rumor that the West Kalimantan Child Protection Commission (KKPAD) wanted Audrey's family to settle out of court. Comr. M. Husni Ramli, the head of criminal investigation unit of the Pontianak Police, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that he had received a police report fr...