JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Jakarta Metro Police is investigating a person suspected of attacking Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan with dangerous acid.
"The person is being clarified, because the picture has been spread around," said Argo Yuwono of the Jakarta Metro Police on Friday (4/21).
When asked about the identity of the man who allegedly attacked Novel, Argo was reluctant to explain in detail.
He only said that the person was sitting by the side of the road. Argo revealed that there were photographs related to a suspicious figure or activity prior to the attack on Novel, obtained from neighbor and Novel’s family. "We do not know yet, as the person is still being examined,"Argo said
Novel Baswedan with was attacked with dangerous acid at Jalan Deposito in front of Al Iksan Mosque in Pegangsaan Dua, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on Tuesday (4/11) at 05.10.
Novel had just finished performing dawn prayers in Al Iksan Mosque, and was walking home when suddenly the victim was approached by two unknown men on motorcycle. One of the two men immediately threw liquid acid to Novel’s face.
Subsequently the perpetrator fled and Novel was rushed to RS Mitra Keluarga Kelapa Gading for treatment.