Police question guards about poisoning inmates at Bali prison
Certainly, all guards will be questioned, especially those who were there when the incident occurred.
Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) – Police question guards and inmates at a women’s correctional facility in Bali province following a mass poisoning incident last week that left one dead and at least 21 hospitalized.
“Some witnesses have been questioned. These include guards and detainees who were poisoned,” Badung District Police Public Relations Chief, First Inspector I Ketut Oka Bawa said on Wednesday. .
The questioning of witnesses is still ongoing, he said, adding that police will conduct a full investigation into the case.
Guards and inmates interviewed were said to have been present at the prison when the incident occurred, he said.
“Of course, all the guards will be questioned, especially those who were there when the incident happened,” he added.
At least 21 inmates at the prison have been hospitalized after apparently drinking disinfectant liquid mixed with orange juice powder last week.
During the reconstruction of the incident, the police recovered three bottles of different sizes that would have contained the drink fortified with disinfectant.
“Based on the initial reconstitution of the incident case, we found three bottles used for drinking (the juice containing disinfectant). We still need to perform a lab test to see what the result will look like,” said the North Kuta Police Chief. Deputy Commissioner Putu Diah Kurniawandari, informed last Friday.
Police will conduct a full investigation to see if the incident was planned, she said. In addition, police will search for those who mixed the drink once the investigation is completed, she added.
As a result of the poisoning, only eight detainees were taken to Sanglah Regional General Hospital in Denpasar for treatment earlier, but one of them was pronounced dead, she said. .
According to the head of the Denpasar Women’s Correctional Facility, Lili, disinfectant was placed in every cell in the prison in accordance with health protocols.
“We place disinfectant in each cell to spray it systematically, according to health protocols. However, they have abused the disinfectant by mixing it with a nutritional element to drink,” Lili said.
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