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Jakarta Post

Taxi driver found dead behind wheel in Tangerang

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 19, 2019   /   06:06 pm
Taxi driver found dead behind wheel in Tangerang A taxi driver was found dead behind the wheel on Saturday in Tangerang, Banten. (Shutterstock/-)

Taxi driver Suradi, 45, was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car, which was parked on Jl. Raya Boulevard Utama in BSD, Pagedangan, Tangerang, Banten, on Saturday.

Suradi’s body was found by a security officer of a residential area in BSD named Anhar. The 32-year-old said that he saw the taxi parked in front of a bus shelter by the road.

Anhar approached Suradi to ask him to move his car.

“At 6 a.m., the taxi was parked on the side of Jl. Raya Boulevard Utama with its engine and air conditioner on and locked from the inside,” Anhar said.

As he knocked on the taxi’s window to wake Suradi up, other taxi drivers passing by stopped to help. When the police arrived and forcibly opened the car door, they found that Suradi had died, with his body slouching toward the wheel and his safety belt attached.

South Tangerang Police crime unit chief Adj. Comr. Alexander Yuriko said that, according to Suradi’s family, he was known to suffer from several illnesses.

“He had a history of heart disease and acute stomach ulcers. He frequently felt pain in the left part of his chest and often paid a visit to a clinic,” Alex said as quoted by on Saturday.

He also said the family had signed a letter refusing a post-mortem investigation on Suradi’s body. (vla)