Papuan separatists burn public learning activity centre in Puncak
Published on: Monday, May 10, 2021
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People are seen trying to douse the flame from the burning structure.
PUNCAK: Papuan separatists reportedly torched a building that served as a public learning activity centre in Ilaga Kimak village, Puncak district recently, a senior police official said.

“Based on the results of the crime scene investigation, the house burnt (down) by the separatist group was a public learning activity centre,” public relations head of the Nemangkawi task force, Senior Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy said.

He condemned the incident, saying the separatist group had set fire to an institution belonging to the educational sector that had been built by the public and for the public.

The crime scene investigation was aimed at collecting evidence and identifying the suspects involved in the incident, he said. “The investigation is aimed at searching and collecting information, clues, evidence, suspects’ identities, and witnesses or victims for the next investigation,” he expounded.


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