Student burns acquaintance to death

Police have arrested the student of a private university, identified as Ryan Bela Perdana, 23, for burning his new acquaintance, Rudyanto, an alumnae of another private university, to death after the victim forced him to have sex.

Bandung Police Chief Sr. Comr. Mashudi said Ryan killed Rudyanto, 23, at the victim's rented room in the Ciumbuleuit area, Bandung on Aug. 2 and was arrested on Monday.

"The suspect knew the victim through social media. They then met on Aug. 1 and continued their talk in the rented room," Mashudi said on Wednesday.

Ryan claimed the victim threatened him with a knife and demanded sexual intercourse. "He said he would also tell my parents about my sexual orientation if I refused him," he said in the police headquarters.