August 13, 2020, 11.46 PM

Nana explained the police investigation found the victim and SS had an affair, and SS was pregnant. The victim gave SS 15 million rupiahs ($1,014) for an abortion. But SS felt scorned upon learning that Hsu, who was living alone, intended to marry his housemaid instead.

“SS asked FI’s help to hire someone who wanted to make Hsu suffer a serious physical or somebody willing to kill,” said Nana.

SS was then contacted by FI, who informed her that somebody was willing to do it but asked for a fee of 150 million rupiahs ($10,200).

The police then arrested four of the nine perpetrators who were allegedly involved in the murder. The four perpetrators are identified as SS (37), FT (30), AF (31), and SY (38). They were arrested in two different locations, namely Bekasi in West Java province and Lampung on Sumatra island, while the five others are still on the run.

The arrest of the four perpetrators began with a report from the Chinese embassy asking for help in finding Hsu on July 27.

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The police then conducted the investigation and obtained information about the discovery of a body in the Sungai Subang in West Java.

Members of Jakarta police then worked closely with the Subang police. The postmortem results confirmed that the fingerprints matched with the victim who was reported missing at that time. The police investigated the cause of death by examining several witnesses and CCTV footage.

It was then that the perpetrators discovered that the victim was killed in his house in Bekasi. The police have also secured pieces of evidence such as five cellphones, clothes and jackets, CCTV footage, and five cars.

If found guilty, the perpetrators could face the death penalty or life imprisonment for up to 20 years.

(Writer: Muhammad Isa Bustomi | Editors: Jessi Carina, Sabrina Asril, Egidius Patnistik)

Source: Kompas.com

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