Two Dead After University Student Brawl in Makassar
Makassar. Two youths were killed on Thursday in Indonesia’s latest student brawl, this time involving the students of two different schools within Makassar State University (UNM).
Harianto and Rezki Munandar, who were final-year students at UNM’s School of Engineering, died shortly after being rushed to the emergency unit of Haji Hospital in Makassar.
The two were killed after getting involved in a brawl between hundreds of students from UNM’s School of Engineering and School of Language and Arts, which erupted at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday on the UNM campus in Makassar.
A throng of students from the engineering school suddenly attacked a building hosting the language school, carrying stones, wooden bars, and bows and arrows.
The outnumbered language school students fought back, but soon retreated.
Five motorcycles parked at the language school and a secretariat office in the building were set ablaze. Several wounded students were immediately rushed to nearby Haji Hospital.
The on-campus fighting ceased at about 4 p.m., only to resume at the hospital, where students from the language school allegedly stabbed Harianto and Rezki in their chests and abdomens.
The two clashing groups reportedly went so far as to break into treatment rooms while hunting down and trying to escape each other as bedlam raged at the hospital.
Harianto and Rezki were immediately rushed to the emergency room, but died shortly thereafter. Their remains were laid for viewing at Bhayangkara Hospital in Makassar on Thursday.
Makassar’s Tamalate Police chief Adj. Comr. Suaeb said police were investigating the incident, which reportedly took place after a student’s motorcycle bumped into another’s at the parking lot of the UNM campus.