Reblogged By: La Tray
Source: Yahoo Singapore
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Posted: Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 4:49 p.m. PST
The 13-year-old son of popular Indonesian rocker, Ahmad Dhani, 41, is the prime suspect of a car crash on Sunday which resulted in the death of six people.
According to The Jakarta Post, Ahmad Abdul Qodir Jaelani, also known as Dul, was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer sedan at high speed towards Jakarta’s city centre when he crashed into a road divider at a toll road, hitting oncoming traffic, including a Daihatsu Gran Max minivan and a Toyota Avanza minivan.
Six people seated in the former vehicle reportedly died on the scene, while other passengers suffered injuries.
Dul had reportedly driven the sedan –which belongs to his father – from Bogor, West Java, where he dropped a female friend off. The report quoted the boy’s uncle Jerry — –Ahmad Dhani’s brother – as saying the father never allowed his son to take the car out. The legal driving age in Indonesia is 17.
Dul’s father, Ahmad Dhani, was the bassist of now defunct band The Lucky Laki. But, he is better known for being the keyboardist of a massively popular Indonesian rock band Dewa 19 – which dissolved in 2011.
Dul, his son with divorced wife Maia Estianty, 37, former singer from famous girl duo Ratu, is currently under treatment at Pondok Indah hospital and is being treated for fractured ribs and injuries he got from shattered glass, the report said.
His 14-year-old friend Noval Samudra, who was in the car with him, also suffered from injuries and is receiving treatment, it added.
A police commissioner on Monday said that the parent “will not be held responsible for the incident. Criminal sentences are an individual responsibility.”
The crash has received widespread coverage in Indonesian media and sparked speculation about the severity of his punishment.
In January this year, the son of Indonesia’s top economic minister Hatta Rajasa caused the death of two people, including a 14-month-old baby, while driving a BMW. He escaped with just a six-month probation and a fine of 12 million rupiah (S$1368).