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Two Arrested In Connection With Jakarta Mass Murders

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JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested two suspects allegedly connected to the recent mass killing in a house in Pulo Mas, East Jakarta, where six people died while five others suffered injuries.

The two suspects, Ramlan Butar Butar alias Pincang and Erwin Situmorang, were arrested in Ramlan’s brother’s house in Bekasi, West Java, Jakarta police spokesman Sr Comr Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said.

“We are moving forward to hunt the other suspects,” Argo was quoted by as saying on Wednesday.

Jakarta police reported earlier on Tuesday that six people, including several children, died during a suspected robbery in the house while five others survived. There were 11 people inside the bathroom, he said, and only five survived.

Information from the police revealed the fatalities were Dodi Triono, 59; Diona Arika, 16; Dianita Gemma, nine; Amel, a friend of one of the children, Yanto and Tasrok, who were both the family’s drivers.

Zanette Kalila, 13, Santi, 22, Emi, Fitriani and Windy, who were the housemaids, all survived. – The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network

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