Mutilation victim buried in Cakung

Ardiansyah, the 8-year-old boy who was murdered, sexually assaulted and then mutilated, was laid to rest Tuesday in a cemetery in Cakung, East Jakarta.

Ardiansyah, a street singer, was believed to have been the latest victim of Baekuni, a coordinator of street children in Pulogadung bus terminal, who confessed last week that he had killed seven and sodomized more than a dozen children.

Hundreds of street children attended the funeral.

“They consider Ardiansyah a hero. His murder has unveiled a series of killings of children,” Arist Merdeka Sirait ofthe Commission on Child Protection said.

Ardiansyah’s decapitated torso was found earlier in the month in Cakung, East Jakarta.

His body was then kept for autopsy at the hospital. (dis)