Police Questioned Over Shootings of Civilians in Tolikara



Jayapura, Jubi – Police have been questioned over the shooting of 12 civilians during rioting in Karubaga, Tolikara, Papua.

The head of the police’s Profession and Security Division (Propam) Commissioner (Pol) Bambang Sutoyo said as many as 23 members of the police and three people are being questioned and could be named suspects.

“The officers are being investigated. Officers did shoot but the shootings were spontaneous and upwards because of the situation. We checked with Tolkara police chief and 23 members including brigade mobile ( Brimob),” Sutoyo said on Monday (27/7/2015).

According to him, if bullets hit civilians, it was most likely caused by bounced projectiles.
“So it could be bounced because the suspects were far away, “he said.


While dr. James Gedi who is taking care of the victims of shootings in hospitals Dok II Jayapura said, all the bullet fragments29 were removed from the body of the victim and had been taken by the police.
“We leave it as evidence in the police. So the process is finished, “he added. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)

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