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Indonesia investigating death of teen allegedly killed by police

JAKARTA — Indonesia's national human rights commission is investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten to death by police on the island of Sumatra, officials said on June 25.

Residents discovered the bruised body of high-school student Afif Maulana in a river close to a village in Padang, in West Sumatra, on June 9.

An initial report by the Padang Legal Aid Institute found that police had beaten Afif, and burned, beaten and electrocuted eight other students who were with him at the time.

The police have denied the allegations, but Indonesia's rights commission (Komnas Ham) said on June 25 it was opening an investigation into the incident.

"Afif's death was unnatural and we suspect there were unlawful actions by the police," Komnas Ham commissioner Hari Kurniawan told reporters.

The police have said they were acting to separate students who appeared set to have a brawl.

"The school fight had not even started, so if they had wanted to disperse them, they should have done it in a humane manner," said Komnas Ham commissioner Putu Elvina.

Komnas Ham has deployed investigators to West Sumatra to gather evidence. It is unclear when they will present their findings.

Speaking to local media, West Sumatra police chief Suharyono denied that any of his officers were involved in the death of Afif or the mistreatment of other students, saying there was no evidence from witnesses.

The West Sumatra police said they have questioned 39 police officers so far, and they have not received reports of abuse.

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