The Jakarta Post
A rape and assault victim, aged 15, in Cimahi, West Java, passed away on Wednesday after two weeks in a coma, the victim’s sibling has said.
On Jan. 29, the victim was found lying unconscious in a plantation in Pamoyanan village, North Cimahi district. The victim was allegedly assaulted and raped by two suspects, identified only as Nanang, 27, and NS, 17. She was also forced to drink alcohol in large quantities.
“She regained consciousness two days ago before she passed away,” the victim’s older sibling, identified only as MAS, said as quoted by Kompas.com. According to her sibling, the victim died at 10.30 a.m at Cibabat General Hospital in Cimahi.
“We demand an autopsy and harsh punishment for the perpetrators,” MAS said.
The autopsy will be conducted at Bhayangkara Sartika Asih Hospital in Bandung, West Java. The victim will be buried at Baros public cemetery in Cimahi after the autopsy process.
The head of Cimahi Police’s criminal unit Adj. Comr. Yohannes Redhoi Sigiro stated that both Nanang and NS were charged on multiple counts for violating articles 81 and 82 of Law No. 17/2016 on child protection, with a minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.
“One of the suspects, Nanang, is charged under Article 80 of the Child Protection Law, because the victim died, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years,” Yohannes said in a text message on Thursday.
According to the police, the victim met NS, who happened to be her ex-boyfriend, near Cibabat Hospital. NS took the victim to see Nanang around the Cipageran area.
After the three of them met, Nanang asked NS to purchase alcohol for the three of them. The suspects, who were under the influence of alcohol, started to make sexual advances toward the victim. Nanang asked the victim to come with him to buy fried rice and cigarettes.
However, Nanang took the victim to a plantation and allegedly raped her instead. The victim, Yohannes went on to say, put up a fight. The suspect attacked her with a bamboo stick, and allegedly raped her again when the victim was unconscious. (dpk)