March 11, 2021, 05.33 AM

However, Yulius admitted that TSI has difficulties in monitoring its environs, as well as the sheer number of visitors.

“TSI is a large place, so we cannot monitor everything that occurred, especially if it is seemingly trivial as littering. That is why we rely on visitors to comply with the rules and assume they understand them.”

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But he assured that Ari is still healthy. Yulius also hoped that the incident is the last of its kind.

TSI managed to identify K as the perpetrator and reported her to the police. Accompanied by her family, the resident of the West Java provincial capital Bandung obeyed the summons of the Bogor regency police department. She expressed her remorse to investigators.

“I am sorry [for my actions. It was unintentional and there was no ill-intent on my part,” said the 56-year old.

However, K’s show of contrition did not keep the police from prosecuting her case. “We will continue to legally process the case against K, though we decided not to detain her,” said Bogor regency Police Department chief Police Grand Commissioner Attendant Harun.

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“However, [the police] might charge [K] with a minor charge of animal abuse. If found guilty, she is liable to serve up to three months in jail.”

Harun’s deputy Police Commissioner Attendant Handreas Ardian agreed.

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