"The six personnel are declared to have violated the standard operating procedure (SOP), as they carried firearms while securing a student demonstration outside the Southeast Sulawesi Provincial Legislative Assembly (DPRD) Building on September 26, 2019," Chief of the Public Relations Division of the Southeast Sulawesi Provincial Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Harry Goldenhart stated in Kendari on Monday.
The six suspended personnel are identified by their initials as DK, DM, MI, MA, H, and E. DK is a lower-ranking commissioned officer holding a detective post at the Kendari City Police, while the rest are senior non-commissioned officers from the detective and intelligence unit.
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The investigating team of the National Police's Profession and Security Division is in the process of accruing proof to unveil key facts behind the shooting of two students while they demonstrated outside the DPRD building to protest against controversial bills.
The tragic accident, in which the two students lost their lives, has drawn empathy from several circles to support the police to bring to book the perpetrators behind the shooting.
Thousands of students from different institutes of higher learning in Kendari had rallied to protest several controversial bills on Sept 26, resulting in the deaths of two students.
The two students were identified as Randi and Muh Yusuf Kardawi. Randi died of a gunshot wound, while Kardawi failed to survive after receiving intensive care following his surgery at the Bahtermas Hospital. Related news: IMM calls on National Police to investigate cadre's death