Saturday, 7 December 2019

7.62 mm Caliber Bullets Found in Front of Rhoma Irama Studio

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  • A police official car is seen entering the music studio of famous Dangdut singer and Idaman Party chairman Rhoma Irama after it was being shot by an unknown person on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Credit: Tempo/Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra

    A police official car is seen entering the music studio of famous Dangdut singer and Idaman Party chairman Rhoma Irama after it was being shot by an unknown person on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Credit: Tempo/Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra

    TEMPO.CO, Depok - Depok City Police continue to investigate the bullet found in front of Sonata Records (SR) studio owned by dangdut singer Rhoma Irama at Jalan Tole Iskandar, Cilodong, Depok, West Java.

    Chief of Depok City Police Criminal Investigation Unit Commissioner Putu Kholis Aryana said the bullet projectiles found were 7.62 mm caliber. "This bullet is commonly used for long-barreled guns," Putu told Tempo on Monday, March 5.

    He has yet to confirm the bullet type as it still investigated by Forensic Laboratory Center (Puslabfor) National Police. "This caliber (bullet) has its specific weapon."

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    Soneta Records Studio owned by the dangdut king Rhoma Irama allegedly had terror on Sunday, March 4. Many bullet holes were found on the doorframe.

    Forensic Laboratory Center (Puslabfor) National Police suspected the studio was hit by a stray bullet. This allegation is reinforced by the fact that there were no fragments of broken glass or damaged objects near the location where the bullet found.

    There was only a scratch on the bottom wall at the entrance of Rhoma Irama studio. "But we continue to investigate and keep eye on the crime scene," said Putu.

    Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra