KOMPAS.com – Bambang Purwoko, UGM lecturer who is a member of the Joint Fact Finding Team (TGPF) Shooting Pastor Jeremiah was shot on Friday (9/10/2020).
Apart from Bambang Purwoko, Faisal, a member of the Hitadipa Apter Task Force, was also hit in the waist.
Meanwhile, the third victim was Pratu Ginanjar, a member of Waltis from Infantry Battalion 400, who suffered a gunshot wound that bounced off his left palm.
During the incident, the TGPF group was intercepted by an armed criminal group ( KKB) when they will return to Sugapa, the capital of Intan Jaya Regency.
The shooting took place on Friday afternoon in the area of Kampung Mamba Bawah, Hitadipa District.
According to the Head of Information of the Joint Regional Defense Command (Kogabwilhan) III Colonel Czi IGN Suriastawa, Bambang and Sertu Faisal were immediately evacuated to the UPTD of the Saugapa Regional Hospital to get medical attention.
“At 16:40 WIT, the victim arrived at the UPTD Sugapa Hospital for medical treatment,” said Suriastawa.
The plan is for them to be evacuated to Timika on Saturday morning.
Pastor Jeremiah was shot by an unknown person
Pastor Jeremiah was found shot dead on Saturday (19/9/2020) around 18.00 WIT in Kampung Hitadipa.
Jeremiah was a native of Suko Moni and had translated the Bible into Moni.
Pastor Jeremiah is the sixth victim to die during the week in Intan Jaya. Before Jeremiah, four other victims were shot dead.
The KKB’s brutal action in Intan Jaya has occurred since Monday (14/9/2020). At that time, in one day, two motorcycle taxi drivers were shot dead at the location and at the same time.
Three days later, the KKB returned to action in Bilogai Village, Sugapa District and resulted in the deaths of Serka Sahlan and a civilian, Bahdawi.
The next victim was Babinsa Koramil Hitadipa Preparation, Pratu Dwi Akbar Utomo also died after suffering a gunshot wound.
Meanwhile the Joint Fact Finding Team (TGPF) formed by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD will investigate four cases of shootings in Intan Jaya Regency, Papua.
Apart from investigating the shooting of Pastor Yeremia, the team also conducted an investigation into the shooting in Intan Jaya in mid-September 2020.
Mahfud emphasized that law enforcement efforts in the shooting case would be carried out quickly and transparently.
“In a fast and transparent way, it can be seen by the public,” he said.
The decision on the Joint Fact-Finding Team for Violence and Shooting Incidents in Intan Jaya Regency was signed by Mahfud on Thursday (1/10/2020).
They were given two weeks to resolve the shooting case in Intan Jaya.
Amnesty suspects that it was carried out by members of the TNI
Meanwhile Amnesty International Indonesia disclosed a number of temporary findings related to the shooting Pastor Jeremiah Zanambani in Intan Jaya, Papua.
According to Amnesty International Indonesia researcher Ari Pramuditya, the witness revealed that the alleged perpetrator was a member of the TNI based not far from Jeremia’s house.
“In the chronology we got, the witness said that the shooting was allegedly carried out by one of the TNI members who occupied the school post,” Ari said in a virtual press conference, Friday (2/10/2020).
From satellite imagery obtained by Amnesty, the location of Jeremiah’s house is seen opposite a military post.
Based on information compiled by Amnesty, the military post is located in the area of the One Roof School for the Evangelical Church School of Education and Foundation in Hitadipa.
Ari said that the location had been occupied for about nine months.
According to him, the witness also stated that the alleged perpetrator had been at the military post for a long time.
“So in our opinion it makes sense if the witness mentioned that he knew the person who shot the priest,” he said. “Especially before he died, the pastor also had time to tell the witnesses what happened before he died,” said Ari.
“Especially before he died, the pastor also had time to tell the witnesses what happened before he died,” said Ari.
Other information obtained by Amnesty regarding the meeting of the large Papuan Hitadipa GKI Synod and Jeremiah’s family.
Ari said that the meeting on September 24, 2020 was also attended by the regent, deputy police chief, and the Dandim. In addition, Ari added, the family has also been given condolence money by the regent.
“Giving funeral money or whatever it is, cannot stop a criminal investigation into this case,” said Ari.
Meanwhile, West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) spokesman Sebby Sambon also said that the victim was killed by TNI officers.
However, the Head of Public Relations of the Papua Regional Police, Kombes AM Kamal, denied the allegation that the TNI was the perpetrator of the shooting of Pastor Jeremia to death.
Kamal reasoned, there was no TNI post in Hitadipa.
According to him, what the TPNPB spokesman said was baseless and only wanted to worsen the situation.
According to Kamal’s statement, the perpetrator of the murder of Pastor Jeremiah was the KKB group led by Jelek Waker.
SOURCE: KOMPAS.com (Authors: Dhias Suwandi, Irsul Panca Aditra Devina Halim, Achmad Nasrudin Yahya | Editors: Dheri Agriesta, David Oliver Purba, Kristian Erdianto, Bayu Galih)