An anti-sexual-violence activist filed a report at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday with the South Jakarta Police after she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter was missing from the Yasporbi 1 elementary school in Pancoran, South Jakarta on Friday.
Inneke Worotitjan told The Jakarta Post on Sunday that she discovered her daughter, Abbygail "Abby" Syaza Satwika, was nowhere to be found after she went to pick her up at her class at 11 a.m. on Friday.
"My daughter's bag was still in the class, which indicates that someone must have taken her away secretly. Her homeroom teacher told me that someone claiming to be Abby's father called them and said that he was waiting outside of the school to pick up my daughter and take her to the doctor," she said over the telephone.
Helga attempted to contact her former husband, but to no avail. She also posted a notification on her Twitter account @HelgaWorottjan with #PrayforAbby and a picture of her daughter in order to seek help from the public.
She said Abby was last seen wearing her school uniform, which consisted of a white long-sleeved shirt, a long white skirt and a headscarf.
Online media detik.com reported on Sunday that Abby was with her father, Yudi Hariyanto, but Helga said that as long as she had not heard the news from the father herself, she still considered her daughter missing.
Although she expressed disbelief that her former husband would take Abby away, Helga acknowledged that she would be relieved, but disappointed in his behaviour, if it were true.
"All I can do now is wait for new information from the police," she said.