The Jakarta Police arrested on Thursday two additional suspects who allegedly attacked Hermansyah, an IT pro who defended notorious Islamist cleric Rizieq Shihab and Rizieq’s pornographic WhatsApp discussions.
“We arrested two additional suspects in Bandung,” the Jakarta Police’s violent crimes unit head Hendy F. Kurniawan mentioned as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.
He further mentioned the law enforcement had confiscated a Toyota Yaris car or truck pushed by the perpetrators through the attack on Sunday.
The arrests boost the range of suspected attackers in the scenario to four men and women. The law enforcement formerly nabbed two other suspects.
The suspects are Edwin Hitipeuw, Lauren Paliyam, Richard Patipelu and Erick. The law enforcement are continue to searching down a further suspect determined only as Domingus.
The perpetrators mentioned the attack was brought on by a quarrel involving them and Hermansyah following the Honda Town pushed by Edwin grazed Hermansyah’s Toyota Avanza. Hermansyah chased the car or truck and then the quarrel started.
Lauren, who drove a Toyota Yaris, arrived on the scene to help his brother Edwin and allegedly stabbed Hermansyah. Edwin also said he assaulted Hermansyah’s wife, Iriana, who was in the car or truck with her spouse.
Lauren statements that the stabbing had nothing to do with Hermansyah’s stance in Rizieq’s scenario. “The attack was not due to the fact of an buy,” Lauren mentioned at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Thursday. (fac/ebf)