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Families mourn deaths of sons in postelection riots

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, May 24, 2019   /  09:25 am
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A protester is carried by his friends after getting shot by a rubber bullet in Jatibaru, Central Jakarta. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The body of Widianto Rizky Ramadhan was laid to rest at the Karet Bivak public cemetery in Central Jakarta next to his mother’s tomb. The 17-year-old vocational school student died on Wednesday in a riot in Petamburan. Rama, as his family and friends called him, died from gunshot wounds to the front of his neck, according to his family. The news of his death came as a shock to his grandmother Halimah, who recalled her grandson as being a diligent student and intern at a mall in West Jakarta. Rama lived with Halimah in her house on Jl. Haji Raisun in Palmerah, after his mother died. His father and brothers lived separately. Read also: Post-election unrest grips Jakarta “He was a healthy boy. He weighed around 100 kilograms. He was also smart. He was oftentimes ranked top of his class,” Halimah told The Jakarta Post on Thursday, reminiscing about her gr...