4 Jun 2012

Student killed in violent clash in Indonesia's Papua

5:20 pm on 4 June 2012

A university student in Indonesia's Papua province was reportedly stabbed and beaten to death by a group of men on his way home in Jayapura late on Sunday.

The Jakarta Post reports that the victim, identified as 19 year-old Jimi Ajudh Purba, was stabbed several times while being attacked by a group of motorcyclists who he fell into a confrontation with in traffic.

He died soon afterwards.

The death comes several days after an elementary schoolteacher was shot and killed while shopping in Papua's Puncak Jaya Regency.

Also last week, a German man was shot three times on a Jayapura beach.

He is reportedly in a stable condition in Jayapura General Hospital.