Jayapura, Papua – The body of Atanius Murib (16), a trainee of Ilaga senior high school (SMA) who was gunned down by unknown armed aggressors on Friday (Nov 20), had yet to be left from the criminal offense scene since Sunday, a policeman stated.
An evacuation team has been authorized by the family of deceased Atanius Murib in which its 16 members are all civilians. They consist of regional neighborhood members and the victim’s family members, Puncak Cops Chief Accessory Sen.Coms.Decky Saragih stated on Sunday.
Nevertheless, he had yet to be notified on the evacuation team’s departure, he told ANTARA who contacted him from Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province.
Saragih said the victim’s household did not include local law enforcement officers in the evacuation objective for security factors since armed Papuan criminal groups still operate in the area where the shooting occurrence happened.
Atanius Murib died at the scene that might only be reached on foot by strolling for about 15 hours from Ilaga Subdistrict, Puncak District, Papua Province.
This unfortunate senior high school student was shot dead by unidentified armed enemies together with another student, Manus Murib (16), however he survived the shooting event.
Saragih said Manus Murib survived the shooting occurrence that took place at about 06.00 a.m. local time after pretending to be dead. Prior to his evacuation to Timika, he told the authorities that he and Atanius Murib were attacked on their way to Agandume Subdistrict.
The 2 trainees were shot from a height inside a jungle in between Agandume and Dume Subdistricts. Their enemies then decreased to check the victims, and take an image of them prior to leaving the criminal offense scene, Saragih said.
After understanding that the attackers had actually left the location, Manus Murib informed the cops that he tried to look for a help of homeowners of Jakimaki Village. A priest and a number of villagers carried Murib to the Ilaga university hospital to get a healthcare.
Departed Atanius Murib would be left by his household to be buried in his village, Saragih added.
The Indonesian province of Papua has continued to bear witness to a vicious circle of violence, with armed Papuan criminal groups in the districts of Intan Jaya and Nduga targeting civilians and security workers over the past couple of months.
Intan Jaya tape-recorded its bloodiest month in September this year, with armed groups launching a series of attacks in the location that claimed the lives of two soldiers and 2 civilians and injured two others.
The notorious armed groups in the Indonesian province continued their acts of horror in October.
On October 9, 2020, for example, an armed group assailed a joint fact-finding team (TGPF) set up by the government to investigate a recent shooting in Mamba village, Sugapa sub-district.
In the event, a TGPF member– Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer Bambang Purwoko– was shot in the leg, while a TNI soldier– Very first Sgt Faisal Akbar of the Hitadipa Task Force– continual injuries on the waist.
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