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Acting Governor of Papua Ridwan Rumasukun hospitalized after thrown stone at funeral

Tabloid Jubi - December 30, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Governor of Papua Ridwan Rumasukun faced a distressing turn of events while partaking in the solemn duty of escorting the body of former Governor Lukas Enembe.

The procession, from Sentani Airport to STAKIN Sentani, took an unforeseen and tumultuous twist when Ridwan Rumasukun was struck by a stone, causing severe head injuries.

Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo confirmed the news. "The Acting Governor of Papua was struck by a stone in the head," Benny told journalists on Thursday, December 28. 2023.

Hastily transported to Dian Harapan Hospital in Jayapura, Ridwan was urgently shifted from the Emergency Unit to the hospital's VIP section for immediate and intensive medical care.

"The Acting Governor has been moved to the VIP ward and is in stable condition following the necessary medical attention after sustaining head injuries," one of the medical workers at the hospital who refused to be named told Jubi

Despite the gravity of the situation, there was a glimmer of hope for his recovery, although concerns remained paramount.

Plans for Ridwan Rumasukun's transfer to Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta were swiftly arranged to ensure specialized care and further treatment.

However, this distressing incident did not just impact Ridwan Rumasukun. It also caused collateral damage, with reports indicating harm to police vehicles and various public amenities during the funeral.

Amidst the chaos, heightened security measures were implemented at Dian Harapan Hospital as investigations continue into the incident that disrupted the solemn ceremony of Lukas Enembe's funeral. (*)

Source: https://en.jubi.id/acting-governor-of-papua-ridwan-rumasukun-hospitalized-after-thrown-stone-at-funeral