A Tinder date for a man went horribly wrong after he was beaten and stabbed to death during sex by a couple in Indonesia, police said. The suspects also cut the body of the victim, identified as Rinaldi Harley Wismanu, into eleven pieces before stealing $6,427 (£5,000) from him. The remains of the 32-year-old were found wrapped in plastic bags and hid inside suitcases in Jakarta.
A representative of Wismanu’s family called the gruesome murder a “heinous act that is beyond humanity”. The victim was working at a Japanese construction company as a human resource development manager. He was not seen since September 9, The Sun reported. After an investigation was launched in the missing case, police found his last known movements were in an apartment in South Jakarta and his office in Pancoran. But on Wednesday, September 16, cops discovered his mutilated body in Kalibata City. Following the grisly discovery, police arrested a couple identified by their initials DAF, aged 26, and 27-year-old LAS, in connection to the murder.
According to Jakarta Metro Police Chief Nana Sudjana, 32-year-old Wismanu met LAS on the dating app Tinder. After some chatting on WhatsApp, they planned to meet in an apartment in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta. Both the victim and the suspect rented the space for around five days — from September 7 to September 12 — but came there only on September 9, the day the murder probably took place.
It has also been said that DAF entered the apartment before Wismanu and LAS and was hiding inside the bathroom. As the victim and the 27-year-old initiated to have sex, DAF attacked him. He “hit the victim with a brick three times, then he stabbed him seven times until he died,” Sudjana told Coconuts’ news website in Jakarta.
But the alleged killers had no idea what to do with the victim’s body, so they left the apartment to buy a machete and a saw and dismembered him into eleven pieces before wrapping them in plastic bags and hiding them in two suitcases and one backpack. The couple then carried the suitcases and backpack to a Kalibata City apartment on a ride-sharing car.
Shortly after carrying out the alleged crime, the pair took out $6,427 from Wismanu’s bank account and spent them all on gold, precious metals, a motorcycle, and to rent a house in Depok, West Java where they planned to bury his mutilated body. But as they tried to escape, cops caught them. During the arrest procedure, DAF also got shot beneath both knees by police. Both the alleged culprits have been charged with premeditated murder and theft, and if found guilty of murder, they could face the death penalty.
Reports stated that after a funeral procession, Wismanu was buried on September 21. He was one among the four sons of his parents and his death left his mother devastated. “The family hopes that law enforcers will punish the perpetrators in accordance with the applicable law,” a relative said.