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Second student dies after harsh orientation program

  • Yulia Savitri

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:09 am

Another student of SMA Taruna Indonesia high school, Wiko Jerianda, died on Friday after a week of critical treatment at RK Charitas Hospital’s intensive care unit in Palembang, South Sumatra.The 14-year-old was the second casualty recorded from a student orientation program held by the school, which allegedly involved harsh physical exercise and abuse. Wiko had been undergoing intensive care since July 13 after participating in the week-long program that ended with a 14-kilometer walk from the program site to the school.A lawyer appointed to represent Wiko’s family, Firli Data, said the teenager’s condition had worsened after he underwent a bowel resection to his injured intestine that was allegedly caused by violence during the school’s orientation program.“Wiko’s family refuses to conduct an autopsy, but we reported the case to police on Friday night,” Firli said.Taruna ...