Sanitation worker filmed kicking, running over girlfriend with motorbike in Kemang

Video screengrab showing a Jakarta sanitation worker assaulting his girlfriend in Kemang on Aug. 8, 2022.
Video screengrab showing a Jakarta sanitation worker assaulting his girlfriend in Kemang on Aug. 8, 2022.

Police in Jakarta have arrested a sanitation worker who was filmed assaulting his girlfriend in Kemang, South Jakarta.

The footage, taken by a bystander from inside a car, shows the perp, identified by his initial Z, in a confrontation with his girlfriend, E, who is also a sanitation worker.

Standing over E who was sitting on the side of the road, Z first kicked her before he pulled her hair. He then got on his motorbike and ran her over with it. 

The video was reportedly taken at the upscale neighborhood on Monday.

E did not have any physical wounds, police said, but she will receive psychological counseling to help her with her trauma. At one point, she agreed not to press charges against Z as she still loved him, claiming that the assault was the result of some jealousy and misunderstanding.

Nevertheless, police today said they have arrested Z under the charge of assault, which carries a maximum five-year sentence under the Criminal Code (KUHP).

Online, there is a discussion on whether the individual who filmed the assault should have intervened. Some lambasted the lack of intervention, while others say that obtaining video evidence and making it go viral is the best way to get authorities to act.

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