Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
The police have arrested the murder suspect with the initials WA (22) on Saturday (13/3). According to the police, the perpetrator was a casual daily laborer at the victim’s house.
The two victims with the initials KEN (84) and NS (53) were the owners of the house. South Tangerang Police Chief AKBP Iman Imanuddin revealed that the motive for the perpetrator to commit the crime was due to the hurt caused by the result of his work being humiliated and subjected to harsh words by the victim.
“On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the Tangsel Police Security Team has arrested someone who we have named a suspect. We have secured the suspect in Tambun, Bekasi,” said Iman in a virtual press conference on Sunday (14/3).
Iman continued, the perpetrator killed the victim using an ax on Friday (12/3) night.
Head of Criminal Investigation Unit for South Tangerang Police, AKP Angga Surya Saputra explained that when the incident occurred, the victim had already been dismissed from his job. On Friday, March 12, 2021, the perpetrator came to the victim’s house with the intention of killing.
“The suspect started working on February 22 and was dismissed by the victim as the owner of the house on March 8. Based on the suspect’s statement, his job was not good enough,” said Angga.
The suspect came to the victim’s house on a motorbike. Then when they arrived at the location, WA climbed over the wall so that they could enter the victim’s house.
The first time, the victim went up to the second floor using a steger installed in the victim’s house for renovation purposes. According to the police, the suspect chose the second floor because the security was not tight.
“Because he knew that the second floor had never been locked. After arriving on the second floor, he saw that the victim had not slept yet, so he was waiting,” he continued.
Angga also explained that after the victim entered the room, the suspect immediately went down to the first floor, to be precise at the main door of the house. The WA suspect then deliberately knocked on the door to get the victim’s attention.
“The first victim came out, the initials NS, 53 years old, an Indonesian citizen. Out of the room and before arriving in the main room, an ax was swung so that it hit the chin up to the neck of the victim,” said Angga.
After that, the victim NS was brought to the room again to be later beaten by the suspect. Hearing the commotion, another victim with the initials KEN, a foreign national, woke up and stepped down.
Angga said, the suspect then immediately killed the KEN victim in the same way.
“For victim two, KEN died at the TKP. Meanwhile victim 1 on behalf of NS died while being treated at the hospital,” he said.
After conducting an investigation, the police arrested the suspect in the Tambun area, Bekasi on Saturday (13/3) at around 15.30 WIB.
For the alleged murder of a husband and wife in Tangsel, the perpetrator was charged with Article 340 of the Criminal Code with a life sentence or a maximum of 20 years and / or Article 365 of the Criminal Code with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
(mjo / nma)