Papua police probe into Puncak’s deadly shooting event

Puncak, Papua – The private investigators of Puncak District’s authorities precinct are continuing efforts to reveal the shootings of two students in the Gome Utara location of Ilaga Subdistrict on Friday, which had actually killed Atanius Murib (16) and hurt Manus Murib (16).

The authorities private investigators had satisfied Manus Murib, an 11 th grade trainee of Gome occupation high school (SMK) who sustained a serious gunshot injury on his neck when he was dealt with at the Ilaga public health center, Papua Police Spokesman Sen.Coms AM Kamal said.

Manus Murib had been left to the Timika Public Medical Facility in Mimika District on Saturday to receive an intensive medical treatment while the police detectives were aiming to reveal those accountable for the shooting incident, he said here Sunday.

Manus Murib was shot by unknown armed assaulters on Friday however he endured the shooting event. Another victim was recognized as Atanius Murib, a student of Ilaga senior high school (SMA).

Puncak Authorities Chief Adjunct Sen.Coms. Dicky Saragih stated previously that Atanius Murib passed away at the scene that could just be reached on foot by walking for about 15 hours from Ilaga Subdistrict, Puncak District.

Prior to his evacuation to Timika, he told the police that he and Atanius Murib were attacked on their way to Agandume Subdistrict.

The 2 trainees were shot from a height inside a jungle between Agandume and Dume Subdistricts. Their enemies then went down to inspect the victims, and take a picture of them before leaving the crime scene, he said.

After understanding that the opponents had left the location, Manus Murib informed the police that he attempted to look for an aid of citizens of Jakimaki Town. A priest and numerous villagers brought Murib to the Ilaga health center to receive a treatment.

Deceased Atanius Murib would be evacuated by his household to be buried in his village, Saragih added.

The Indonesian province of Papua has actually 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 few months.

Intan Jaya taped its bloodiest month in September this year, with armed groups introducing a series of attacks in the location that declared the lives of two soldiers and two civilians and hurt 2 others.

The notorious armed groups in the Indonesian province continued their acts of fear in October.

On October 9, 2020, for instance, an armed group assailed a joint fact-finding group (TGPF) established by the government to examine 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 Job Force– continual injuries on the waist.

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