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Alleged rapist of own daughter shot dead by police in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

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Jambi   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /  08:18 pm
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Sexual assault victims and activists send flower boards to the House of Representative to urge the lawmakers to pass the bill on sexual violence eradication. (JP/Anggie Angela)

Police in Jambi have shot dead a man alleged to have raped his teenage daughter for six years. The suspect, who was in his 40s, was shot on Friday as he reportedly ran away from pursuing officers. “The officers tried to capture [the suspect], because he allegedly raped his own daughter, who is now pregnant,” police said on Sunday. The suspect, police added, had reportedly been carrying a machete and a homemade gun at the time of the arrest attempt. An officer had warned him with a shot in the air, but the suspect kept resisting arrest, police said, adding that the man was then shot in the stomach. The suspect allegedly raped his biological daughter since 2013, when she was below 10 years of age. The case was only revealed recently when she complained of stomach ache and was taken to a hospital in late August, where doctors found she was pregnant. When the family t...