Police investigators with one of the killers of Enno Fatihah during a crime reconstruction at the scene of the murder at a boarding house for workers of a plastic factory in Kosambi, Tangerang, Banten, on May 17. (Antara Photo/Lucky R)

Student Jailed for 10 Years over Brutal Gang Rape, Murder


JUNE 16, 2016

Jakarta. A 16-year-old student was  sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday (16/06) for his role in the brutal gang rape and murder of 18-year-old Enno Fatihah in May.

The Tangerang District Court in Banten found Rahmat Alim guilty of the murder, along with Rahmat Hartono and Imam Harpriadi, both 24, the Detik.com media outlet reported.

The victim’s mother, Mahfudoh, cried as presiding Judge H.A. Suharni read the verdict on Thursday morning.

The sentence triggered an angry reaction from dozens of people who were rallying for a heavier sentence for Rahmat.

The mob pelted Rahmat with stones as he was been taken to prison.

Rahmat’s lawyer, Alfan, said his client would file an appeal, “for the sake of justice and laws."

The case captured public attention after Enno’s bloodied body was found by her friends on May 13, with the wooden handle of a hoe inside her.

A police investigation found the victim had been raped and murdered inside her rented room at a factory compound in Kosambi, Tangerang.

According to a postmortem report, the teenager's saliva and bite marks matching his teeth were found on the victim's left breast. The victim's blood was also found on the boy's right hand, and his bloody fingerprints were found on the walls at the crime scene.

The autopsy found Enno had a broken neck and multiple wounds to her body, along with internal bleeding in her lungs and chest, as a result of the hoe that had been forced inside her body through her vagina.

The case went viral on social media, eliciting widespread public condemnation just weeks after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced radical reforms to sex crime laws, including the possibility of chemical castration and even death for adult offenders.