saco-indonesia.com, Sosok mayat dengan berambut cepak penuh tato yang ditemukan dalam karung tergeletak di trotoar depan SDN 03 Jalan Hati Suci RT 02/7 Kelurahan Kampung Bali, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat, sudah dikenali keluarga.

“Terungkapnya identitas mayat tersebut dari plat nomer polisi sepeda motor Ninja RR bernomer polisi B 3248 SHJ, yang telah dipakai korban di Polda Metro Jaya dan telah diketahui identitasnya,” kata Kanit Reskrim Polsek Metro Tanah Abang Kompol Sanrtoso,SH.

Saat identitas pria beranak satu itu dikroscek nomer kendaraannya berulang-ulang di polda, ternyata lelaki yang telah ditemui itu bernama Londewie Edward,36, warga Jalan P No.6 RT 01/11 Kelurahan Kebon Baru, Tebet, Jakarta Selatan.

Menurut Ny Oka,40, tante korban yang datang ke Polsek Tanah Abang, ia telah membenarkan kalau pria yang ditemukan itu adalah keponakannya. “Kami juga kaget saat polisi datang ke rumah dan memberi kabar kalau Edward, ditemukan tewas dalam karung di Tanah Abang,” ujarnya.

Begitu dapat kabar, tante korban segera menuju ke RSCM dan kemudian ke kantor polisi untuk dapat mengurus jenzahnya dari rumah sakit. “Memang keponakan saya ini agak bandel dan jarang pulang,” kata Oka.

Pria itu ditemukan awalnya di depan sekolahan sudah tewas di dalam karung. Petugas mengirimnya ke RSCM. Namun posisi mayat tidak ada tanda luka-luka karena wajah ditutup kain. “Masalah penyebab kematian belum bisa dikatakan pembunuhanan, untuk dapat memastikan nanti setelah ada hasil otopsi,” kata Kapolsek Tanah Abang AKBP Kus Subiayantoro


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MAYAT DALAM KARUNG DIKENALI KELUARGA
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Many bodies prepared for cremation last week in Kathmandu were of young men from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.

Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.

“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”

Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.

Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake

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