motorcycle taxi driver case
Timika, Papua (ANTARA) – The police confirmed a report of a motorcycle taxi (ojek) driver being killed by a group of six people in Ilaga, the capital of Puncak District, Papua Province, on Tuesday evening.
The ojek driver was killed on his way home, Chief of the Public Relations Service at the Papua Provincial Police Senior Commissioner A. M. Kamal stated here on Wednesday.
“Based on the information we received, the victim was stabbed. He had time to run, but he fell and later bled to death,” he revealed.
Shortly after receiving a report of an ojek driver being killed, the Puncak district police sent its personnel to the scene. However, an armed criminal group (KKB) fired several shots at them once they arrived there, he noted.
“It is clear that the shots were fired by the KKB,” he stated.
The Puncak district police, established in 2020, has a permanent command station. The district police currently has some 120 personnel out of the required figure of 500.
Earlier, a civilian was reportedly shot at close range by an armed criminal group in Bilogai Village, Sugapa Sub-district, Intan Jaya District.
The man, shot at 5:30 p.m. local time on Monday, sustained gunshot wounds on the face and right shoulder, Coms. Ahmad Musthafa Kamal stated.
Kamal noted that the 32-year-old was admitted to the village’s public health center for emergency treatment not long after the incident.
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Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.
A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.
Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in Papua and West Papua. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of West Papua as a province of Indonesia.