Jayapura, 28/4 (Jubi) – A police officer who allegedly killed an airman in Biak has been flown to the Papua Police Headquarters in Jayapura for further investigation.
“He departed to Sentani around 12:00 Papua time with Skytrack plane,” Papua Police spokesman, Senior Commissioner Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono said on Monday (28/4).
He said the cause is a serious one, and for that reason he must read the Letter of Investigation first. “Our officer consumed an alcoholic drink and the airman too. They lost control because of it,” he said.
When asked about the motive, he said police were investigating if the incident was related to that on Friday (25/4) when both sides were involved in the dispute in a gambling location in Biak.
“This is a problem between a particular group, not involving the institutions. But everything has to be examined in the iInvestigation,” Pudjo said
He further said the Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Tito Karnavian has communicated with the Sector Commander of Air force IV Marsma Asnan Muhidir and Biak Regional Military Commandant, Biak Police Chief to order their member for staying at their base to avoid the spread of conflict.
The Local government of Biak Numfor has officially closed the night market after the shooting incident that killed the air force member on Sunday (27/4) around 03:00 Papua time. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)