3 teenagers arrested in Sumatra after brutal murder, robbery

Three teenagers have been arrested by the Lampung Police on suspicion of stabbing to death a resident of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra in a botched carjacking and fleeing in his car.
The Straits Times

Three teenagers have been arrested by the Lampung Police on suspicion of stabbing to death a resident of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra in a botched carjacking and fleeing in his car.

Lampung Police chief Sr. Comr. Rali Muskitta said the three boys attempted to drive the car after killing the driver, Abdurahman, but lost control and rammed into a wall in Mulyojati, West Metro, early on Sunday morning.

Rali said all suspects - identified only by their initials as IS, 17, HC, 18, and ES, 19 - got panicky and fled the scene when some residents approached the car.

"Our personnel found the victim inside the car," Rail said as quoted by tribunnews.com on Tuesday, adding that he had suffered 11 stab wounds in the neck, body and head.

Following up their the crime scene, police officers apprehended the three suspects waiting for a bus in front of Charly karaoke hall in Metro Lampung.

According to Rali, the perpetrators also stabbed Abdurahman's driver, Rudi Hartanto, 26, but the latter managed to escape. Rudi is currently being treated at a hospital in Bandar Lampung.

Police also seized the Toyota Avanza Veloz and sharp weapons used in the stabbing.