Mon, 08 Dec 2003

Body found in old well

BOGOR: Police believe a man whose body was found inside an old well in Bojong Kulur hamlet, Gunung Putri, on Friday, was murdered.

Timan, alias Bolot, 35, from Bojong Sari hamlet, Jati Sari, was identified by a relative, Arul, 25, who said the family had been searching for Timan since his disappearance on Nov. 18.

Arul said Timan, his cousin, an entrepreneur, had left home that day, taking with him Rp 11 million (US$1,295) and a Suzuki Shogun motorcycle.

Gunung Putri Police deputy chief First Insp. Imam said there was strong evidence that Timan was robbed, killed and his body dumped in the dry well. -- Antara