Tuesday, 31 March 2020 | 20:09 WIB

Stamp Maker Found Dead in Stamp Cart

Stamp Maker Found Dead in Stamp Cart (illustration: flickr)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A stamp maker has been found dead in his cart at Jalan Tebet Barat Dalam Raya, Tebet, South Jakarta.

Police Commissioner Nurdin Rahman, Head of Tebet Metro Police, said residents found the stamp maker, named Syawaluddin, at around 06.00 Indonesian western time.

After conducting investigation, the police discovered that the victim died due to illness. Syawaluddin had earlier complained of feeling sick. "The deceased stamp maker is not a murder victim, he was ill," the police chief told reporters.

Nurdin said that at 00:00 Indonesian western time, Syawaluddin complained of feeling ill when meeting his stamp production partner, Sahala. To Sahala, Syawaluddin claimed to feel pain in the chest and a little difficulty in breathe.

Sahala then let his friend sleep in the cart used for the stamp business. But when Sahala checked on him the next morning, the 65-year-old man was lifeless.

"When found, the victim had died in the stamp cart," Nurdin added.

He added that police did not find and wounds or signs of violence on Syawaluddin’s body. He was taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital for autopsy. Police have also contacted his family in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, about his death.