Police investigates into Fatal stabbing incident in Dekai

The Yahukimo Resort Police Investigation Unit (Polres) conducted a crime scene on Halabok Street, Dekai, Yahukimo Regency, Wednesday (6/12/2023).- Dok. Papua Police Public Relations

Jayapura, Jubi – In Yahukimo Regency’s Dekai, Mountainous Papua Province, a resident was found dead from stab wounds on Tuesday (5/12/2023) around 1:30 p.m. Papua time.

Sr. Comr. Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo, the spokesperson of the Papua Police, confirmed the incident on Wednesday (6/12/2023), saying the Yahukimo Police Criminal Investigation Unit is currently handling the case.

“The deceased victim is identified as Natan (40), and the incident occurred on Halabok Street, Dekai, Yahukimo Regency,” Benny stated.

According to an eyewitness who found the victim, the victim was discovered with wounds on the back of the neck. Subsequently, he transported the victim to the Dekai Regional General Hospital.

“Upon receiving the report from the community, officers from the Yahukimo Police, led by Chief of Criminal Investigation Second Insp. Tantu Usman, immediately responded by checking on the victim at the Dekai Regional General Hospital,” he mentioned.

Besides gathering information from witnesses, Benny noted that several pieces of evidence, such as clothing and a sweater, were secured by the Criminal Investigation Unit for further investigation.

“We’ve secured several pieces of evidence. Furthermore, several witnesses have provided information about individuals seen around the incident location,” he added.

Benny highlighted that the Criminal Investigation Unit, along with the Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force 2023, is sweeping  around the crime scene to trace the perpetrator.

“The team has also detained two individuals found near the crime scene for further questioning. This incident is under intensive investigation to uncover the motives and the individuals behind this tragic murder,” Benny concluded. (*)

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