Police Name Suspects in Death of Walhi Activist Golfrid Siregar



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the North Sumatra Police Inspector General Agus Andrianto announced two suspect namings in links to the death of the region’s Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) activist, Golfrid Siregar.

    The two suspects are currently under police investigation at the North Sumatra Police headquarters. 

    “That is true, there is two individual. The temporary motives of the suspects is robbery,” said Agus in a text message on Thursday. However, he did not reveal the identities of the people. 

    Previously reported, Golfrid Siregar was initially found with severe injuries to his head as it states he was found unconscious by a rickshaw driver with a destroyed cranium on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at around 01:00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) at the Simpang Post flyover in Medan.

    Golfrid was pronounced missing on the previous day of Wednesday, October 2. He initially departed from his home to meet an individual in the area of Marindal, which he was since unable to be contacted. 

    The rickshaw driver who found Golfrid then took him to the Mitra Sejati hospital and was unable to be submitted to the hospital without a name as he did not carry any form of identity. Not long after, the police came and took Golfrid to the RSUP HAM at 03:00 WIB. 

    Golfrid Siregar had undergone immediate surgery but was pronounced dead not long after due to the severity of his injury. His backpack containing his laptop, wallet, and ring was missing.