Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil condemned the bullying behavior of a number of teenagers in high school uniforms (bully) a student persons with disabilities.
“There should be no bullying in our environment. Especially for people with disabilities, whom we must understand and love more. Each of us is unique in the existence of his life,” he said, quoted from his personal Instagram @ridwankamil, Wednesday (20/9).
Not staying silent, the man who is familiarly called Emil confirmed that the police had arrested the perpetrator. He guarantees the alleged perpetrators of bullying will be dealt with according to existing legal procedures.
“Following this, 1 out of 3 perpetrators of violence and bullying in Cirebon Regency have been arrested by the police. Perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with applicable legal procedures“said the former mayor of Bandung.
Separately, the Head of the Cirebon Police Satreskrim Kompol Anton confirmed that the alleged perpetrators who carried out acts of bullying and violence against disabled youths had been arrested. Currently, he said, three of the four suspected perpetrators are undergoing investigation.
“We have checked the incident. The victim’s parents also immediately made a police report. Then we have made an arrest effort by bringing the alleged perpetrators,” said Anton in Cirebon.
Anton explained that the alleged perpetrators were on average 15 years old and still a high school student. The victim was 17 years old.
“For the time being, we have arrested three suspected perpetrators first. First, those suspected of playing a role in molesting or bullying by trampling on the victim’s shoulder. Then we also arrested one person suspected of hitting or kicking the victim. Then we also secured one the person who recorded the video of the incident,” he explained.
The alleged perpetrator was charged with the threat of Article 80 in conjunction with 76 C of RI Law No. 35 of 2014 concerning amendments to Law No. 23 of 2002 on child protection. As well as Article 170 of the Criminal Code with a penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 9 years
Previously, a video circulated showing a number of high school students studyingbully or bullying a special school student (SLB). Not only that, victims of bullying also get bullied.
In the video that went viral on social media, it was written that bullying and acts of persecution occurred in Bojong Kulon Village, Susukan District, Cirebon Regency.
The teenage high school student kicked the victim while smoking a cigarette. Even though the victim was seen crying because of pain, the perpetrator continued to torture the victim without mercy while laughing.
Responding to the bullying, the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil also condemned the behavior of high school students towards students with special needs in Cirebon. Emil, as he is known, emphasized that there should be no bullying in the surrounding area.
Quick Response Jabar Mental Assistance
In addition to taking legal action, Emil has also instructed West Java Quick Response volunteers to provide mental assistance for victims of bullying.
“We have also directed mental assistance to the psychologist team @jabarquickresponse. For my children at school, let’s always love each other. Treat our friends like we want to be treated well by others,” he said.
In addition, Emil also advised students at school to be able to love fellow humans.
“For parents and teachers, let’s continue to educate the love of humanity for our children and our students. May the world always be at peace and help each other. Send warm regards,” he said.