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Hit-and-Run Case in Bantul: Kindergarten Teacher Dead, Suspect Yet to be Detained

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Hit-and-Run Case in Bantul: Kindergarten Teacher Dead, Suspect Yet to be Detained

Unraveling the tragic narrative on Pleret Street in Bantul, a hit-and-run case that occurred two weeks ago has left a community in despair and two children orphaned. The suspect, identified as EW, a 21-year-old woman, is implicated in the fatality of Runik Nuryani, a 42-year-old kindergarten teacher.

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Suspect Yet to be Detained

Despite the designation of EW as the suspect, the local police have yet to detain her. Further deliberations on the case are scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023, when the possibility of detention will be evaluated. Authorities are expected to meticulously follow legal mechanisms before making a decision, upholding the principles of justice and legal verity.

A Family's Search for Justice

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Amidst the turmoil, Runik's family has been grappling with the loss and the sudden responsibility of her two school-going children. The family of EW did pay a visit to Runik's family, but the meeting concluded without reaching an agreement concerning the responsibility for the incident or the welfare of the orphaned children. A glaring absence in this scenario was EW herself, who failed to visit or pay respects at Runik's grave, as expressed by Runik's sister, Etik.

The Community's Hope for Justice

The family of Runik has entrusted the case entirely to the Bantul Police, hoping for justice for the two children who have been orphaned following the incident. The community at large echoes this sentiment, hoping for a thorough investigation and a verdict that brings peace to the bereaved family. The events on Pleret Street serve as a stark reminder of the repercussions of reckless actions and the long shadows they cast on the lives of the innocent.

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