Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura Municipal Police officer, Chief Brigadier Amed Mahu, 37, was attacked by two soldiers in front of Horizon Dua Bar, Entrop, Jayapura City on Friday (12/6/2015) for alleged drinking. He later died of what hospital staff described as long illness.
Papua Police Spokesperson, Senior Police Commissionaire Patrige Renwarin said the alleged attackers were identified as Chief Private I, First Private S and Second Sergeant S (a soldier from Unit 133 Padang who assigned to 1701 Jayapura Military Sub-district Command).
“The witness in the incident is Billy Sanggenafa, the security guard of Horizon Dua Bar. At that time, the members of 1701 Jayapura Military Sub-district Command were on patrol. When they arrived at the scene, they met with the victim who at that time under the influence of alcohol,” Renwarin said on Monday (15/6/2015).
Renwarin said the perpetrators asked the victim who he was. Amed Mahu said he is the assistant of Jayapura Municipal Police Chief. But without being provoked, the soldiers attacked him causing bruises on his face and pain in the stomach.
Jubi obtained the information said the victim died in Bhayangkara Police Hospital, Jayapura City on Monday at around 16:05 Papua time. However, XVII Cenderawasih Military Regional Command claimed the cause of his death had no connection the beating incident.
“A medic who was on afternoon duty, dr. Evalina Malau said it wasn’t because of the beating. He died because of bowel or intestinal obstruction that he has suffered for a long time cause him difficulties to urinate and defecate,” said the Military Regional Command Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Infantry Teguh Puji Raharjo through email to Jubi.
According to him, another doctor who was on morning duty, dr. Kamelia said Amed Mahu had suffered from intestinal obstruction for a long time. There was no marks of beating or scars on his stomach. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)