Indonesian politician allegedly killed by wife

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A woman identified as AE has been named a murder suspect for allegedly fatally stabbing her husband, Musakir Sarira, the speaker of the North Kolaka Legislative Council (DPRD) in Southeast Sulawesi.

North Kolaka Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bambang Satriawan said AE was arrested after she confessed to killing her husband.

"The suspect is the victim's wife. We are conducting an investigation to ascertain her motive, but she has admitted to committing the murder," Bambang said on Thursday as quoted by

Investigators were still examining evidence and witness' testimonies, he added.

"The evidence includes a knife that she [allegedly] used for the murder, a shirt stained with blood and a pair of scissors," he said.

Meanwhile, an autopsy conducted at Kendari Bhayangkara Hospital revealed the victim sustained stab wounds 1.9 centimeters wide and more than 4 cm deep to his abdomen and chest.

"The autopsy results reveal that the victim's death was caused by a sharp object that struck […] the liver," he said.

Musakir, who was also a local Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) executive, was found severely wounded and covered in blood in the bathroom of his home on Wednesday. His family rushed him to hospital.

The politician died at Kolaka Public Hospital at 4.30 p.m. the same day.