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Airlangga University expels student over ‘sexual mummification’

  • Nina Loasana

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 7 2020   /  01:00 am
Illustration of a man with his hands tied.(Shutterstock/ KireevI)

Airlangga University (Unair) in Surabaya, East Java, has officially expelled a student who had reportedly tricked multiple victims into performing an act known as “bondage mummification” under the pretense of academic research. In a statement published on Wednesday, the university acknowledged that the accused student, Gilang, had committed sexual assault on the victims. Prior to his expulsion, the Unair rector, Mohammad Nasih, and its ethics committee had conducted an online meeting with Gilang's family, in which the latter admitted his actions and expressed regret. The case, which gained public attention after several first-person accounts of the allegations made the rounds on Twitter, had tarnished the university's reputation, said the rector. "We think this case [involving] G has caused immense damage to Unair's reputation as a state universit...