Papua Police Office Targeted After Child Killed in Altercation

Papuan students during a protest rally in Yogyakarta in July. Pacific countries expressed their concern during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York recently over continuing human rights violations in Papua. (Antara Photo/Hendra Nurdiyansyah)

By : Robert Isidorus | on 4:02 PM August 28, 2016
Category : News, Crime, Security

Jakarta. A police office in the Sugapa subdistrict in Intan Jaya, Papua, was burned down late Saturday (27/08) in a riot following the killing of 15-year-old Etinus Sondegau in an incident involving police earlier in the day.

The incident occurred after 10 police officers chased three individuals into a local market in Sugapa after receiving reports the three had threatened members of the public and were intoxicated.

Police fired shots during the chase but refused to divulge if those shots killed Etinus.

A mob formed and arrived at the Sugapa Police office in Intan Jaya district, carrying the body of Etinus, and raized the office before closing down the local airport and a mobile phone tower.

"People shut down the cell phone tower so we have no access on information to Intan Jaya district," Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw said on Saturday night.

"The situation is beginning to return to normal," Papua Police spokesman Comr. Patriage Renwarin told

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