Woman murdered after calling her sexual partner 'King Kong' in bed
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two women were killed in Jakarta this week, both for allegedly insulting their sexual partners.
On Thursday, July 14, police arrested Syahril Sidik, who is accused of killing a 25-year-old sex worker.
According to police, the victim insulted Sidik during intercourse, commenting on his body odor and his body hair, referring to him as "King Kong."
"Because the suspect was insulted, he furiously stabbed the victim 9 times in the abdomen and on the neck many times," Hendy F Kurniawan of the Sub Crime and Violence Criminal Investigation unit of the Jakarta police told local media.
Kurniawan said Sidik then fled the scene leaving the victim's body in the hotel room, and taking his belongings.
He was arrested on Thursday in North Jakarta. During the arrest, police seized a number of items including cellphones belonging to the victim and her Honda Scoopy scooter.
A similar arrest was made on Tuesday, when police arrested businessman Calvin Soepargo for allegedly killing a 24-year-old woman after he also felt insulted by the victim.
The two were said to have gone on a date on Friday, July 8, before having sexual intercourse. The woman was reportedly paid Rp 4 million ($308) to stay the night. On Saturday, Soepargo asked for a second round which she refused.
When turning down sex, the suspect said the victim said he "didn't last very long" and that her parents were waiting for her at home.
"The suspected was disappointed and angry at her words, so he hit the victim on the back of the head. The victim fell, then he strangled her to death," Head of Jakarta police Public Relations, Police Commissioner Awi Setiyono told local media.
After she died, he reportedly put her body in a box, sealed it with duct tape and tied it with a blue rope, and dumped her corpse under a toll road in North Jakarta.
The two recent incidents are not uncommon in Indonesia, where prostitution is illegal but rampant in major cities.
In 2015, a 24-year-old Indonesian man admitted that he was so offended by a woman who complained of his body odor while they were having sex that he ended up strangling her to death.
The woman was also a sex worker. (READ: Trial starts for man who killed sex worker over body odor)
Violence against women is also rampant in Indonesia, spurring demands for new legislation. – Rappler.com