Shooting deaths plague Papua

Shooting deaths plague Papua
The Jakarta Post, 17 December 2010

JAYAPURA: Andi Rahmat Faisal was found dead on Wednesday, bringing to four the total number of shooting victims in the past three weeks in Jayapura regency.

“He was found at 1 o’clock and we believe he was killed a few days before. He had a gunshot wound to his left eye,” Papua Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Wachyono told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Andi worked as a collections agent for a cellphone retailer in Sentani.

“He was shot on his way home to Sentani after collecting money, and Rp 40 million has been reported missing,” Wachyono said.

Recent shooting deaths include Riswandi Yusuf, who was shot dead on Nov. 28, and Miron Wetipo and Muhammad Amas, who were killed this week.

Miron was shot dead on Dec. 3, reportedly by a police officer who was chasing armed civilians in Abepura. The following day, police found the Amas’ body in Mulia, Puncak Jaya.