Muhammad Hanafi Bahri was sentenced to five years in jail for abuse of women who were later found murdered. (Antara Photo/Irsan Mulyadi)

Two Jailed in N. Sumatra Domestic Worker Murder Case


JANUARY 06, 2015

Jakarta. A Medan court on Monday convicted and sent to jail two of seven defendants in the murder case of three domestic workers in North Sumatra.

Muhammad Hanafi Bahri was sentenced to five years in jail, while Muhammad Thoriq Anwar, who is under age, will be jailed for one year and eight months. The two were found guilty of having abused the victims before they were killed.

Last year on Oct. 28, Medan Police found the body of a woman who had been physically abused and who was later identified as Cici, under a bridge in Kabanjahe, in North Sumatra's Karo district. A week later police found the body of another woman under a bridge in Medan. She was identified as 25-year-old Yanti from Bekasi.

The police investigation revealed that there was a third victim, leading officers to raid the home of a man identified as Syamsul Anwar, another defendant in the case. There, police found the skeletal remains of another woman who has not yet been identified.

A total of seven people were arrested in the case, including Syamsul's wife and son. The husband and wife are the main suspects in the case and could face up to 20 years in jail.