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Escaped Chinese death row inmate found dead

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 21 2020   /  01:00 am
The dug-up tunnel allegedly made by Chinese inmate Cai Ji Fan to escape Tangerang penitentiary.(Wartakota.tribunnews.com/Handout)

Cai Changpan, a Chinese death row inmate who had been at large for a month following his escape from the Tangerang penitentiary in Banten, was found dead in a factory in Bogor, West Java, on Saturday. The Jakarta Police have declared his death a suicide. “We’ve concluded that [the convict] died by suicide,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Yusri Yunus said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com. He said the police were collecting evidence and witness statements to further investigate the circumstances surrounding the death. Cai’s body was found by a security officer in a tire factory in Jasinga district on Saturday morning. According to the officer, the convict had often spent nights at the factory. The officer claimed that Cai had threatened him into silence, warning him against tipping off authorities regarding his whereabouts, Yusri said. Changpan was...