Astapa amok case
Date May 6, 1954
Location(s) Astapa, Indonesia
Killed 7
Injured 2

On May 6, 1954 an Indonesian school student only identified as R. killed seven people and wounded two others in Astapa, a village in Sampang Regency, Indonesia.

That morning a farmer identified as P. S. had an argument at the cattle market with a relative of the village chief H. A. R., who was R.'s uncle, and with whom P. S. had a dispute for some time. The crowd intervened and prevented any bloodshed, but the 53-year-old farmer did not let the matter rest, later armed himself with a spear and went to the chief's home. He was accompanied by a naked woman, who served the purpose of nullifying the village chief's supposed invincibility. P. S. then killed H. A. R. as well as another of his family members.

When the chief's 14-year-old nephew R. heard about the murders he became enraged and went to the farmer's home, where he killed seven people, including a 3-year-old child and an 8-month-old infant, and seriously injured two more. Both, P. S. and R., were later arrested.[1][2][3][4][5]


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