The South Sumatran police have arrested an 18-year-old man suspected to have raped and murdered his former elementary school teacher in Marga Rahayu village, Banyuasin regency.
The victim, 51-year-old elementary school teacher Efriza Yuniar, was found dead in a large bucket in her home in the village on Thursday. The discovery shocked residents, who quickly reported it to the local police.
The suspect, named Ardiansyah, was arrested as he was leaving his house in the same village, Banyuasin police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Danny Ardiantara Sianipar said.
“When we searched him, we found the victim’s mobile phones in his pocket,” he said, as reported by tribunnews.com on Friday.
Under questioning, Ardiansyah told the police that Efriza had been his elementary school teacher and confessed that he had killed her, Danny said.
According to the police, the suspect said he had raped the victim after watching pornography on his mobile phone.
Danny claimed the preliminary investigation found that Ardiansyah had broken into the house and had waited for the victim next to a refrigerator near the bathroom where she was showering.