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Teen burned to death in fatal brawl in Bekasi

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15 2019   /  01:07 am

What started as exchange of insults between two groups of young men in the early hours of the morning on Idul Fitri in Bekasi, West Java, ended in a brutal murder after a teenager was allegedly burned to death by members of a rival group.Putra Aditya, 18, suffered severe burns all over his body. After being treated for two days at Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta, he passed away from his injuries.The Jatiasih Police arrested five of eight suspects, one of whom turned himself in on Thursday.The suspects were identified only as RAS, 17, Nurhamza Sutarna, 24, TG, 15, Angga Priyanto, 22, and 21-year-old Manarul Hidayah, who surrendered to the police.Bekasi Police Deputy chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Eka Mulyana said the incident took place early in the morning of Idul Fitri on June 5. The victim and seven of his friends were riding motorcycles at 3 a.m. when they ran into the suspects’ g...