In a horrifying incident that shook the peaceful neighborhood of Jagakarsa in South Jakarta, four innocent lives were brutally extinguished. On December 6, 2023, a residential property on Jalan Kebagusan Raya turned into a horrifying crime scene as four young siblings, aged between 1 and 6, were discovered lifeless, lined up on a bed. A tragic discovery that was made all the more chilling by the circumstances that surrounded it.
Discovery of Tragedy
The nightmarish scene was unveiled following reports from local residents who were disturbed by a foul smell emanating from the rented property. On arrival, the police were met with a sight that would haunt them, and the community, for years to come. The bodies of Viona Audrey (6), Sopiya (4), Arsa (3), and Aska (1) lay in a row, their innocence snuffed out in a heartbeat.
Their father, identified only by his initial 'P', was found in the bathroom, bearing self-inflicted injuries and a knife by his side in a grim suggestion of a suicide attempt. The words 'Satisfied Mother, Tx For All', written in what appeared to be blood, added a grim, unexplained layer to the horrifying tableau.
The South Jakarta Metropolitan Police are currently conducting an in-depth investigation into the incident. The mother of the victims, who was hospitalized due to injuries allegedly inflicted by her spouse, strengthens the suspicion of a domestic violence case. The timeline of the events leading up to the tragedy remains hazy, as authorities work on piecing together the grim puzzle.
Despite the initial findings, the motive and the exact manner in which the father, Panca Darmansyah, ended the lives of his children remain unknown. While the father recovers in the hospital from his self-inflicted wounds, the mother, Devnisa Putri, is also receiving treatment for injuries reportedly inflicted by her husband.
The shocking incident has sent ripples of grief and disbelief across the community. While the forensic team at the Kramat Jati Police Hospital continues their meticulous examination of the bodies, the community grapples with the loss of four promising lives.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the often-hidden realities of domestic violence and the devastating impact it can have on the most vulnerable members of our society. As the investigation continues, the community, and indeed the nation, wait for answers, hoping for justice for the lost innocent lives.