A delivery driver's son has died after the family ingested rat poison from a meal allegedly intended to poison someone else.
Indonesian police believe a 25-year-old suspect identified only as "NA" approached a delivery driver known as Bandiman on April 25 while he was at a mosque in the city of Yogyakarta.
The woman asked him to deliver some satay meat to a man named Tomy – her alleged ex-partner, according to South China Morning Post.
However Tomy was not at home when Bandiman showed up with the food, and his wife refused to accept it as she did not recognise who sent the order.
Instead, Bandiman took the satay home with him and ate it with his wife and 10-year-old son, Naba.
They both became ill after eating the meat's accompanying peanut sauce that was laced with rat poison.
The driver told police that he did not eat the sauce but his wife and son both started vomiting soon after eating the meat skewers.
The little boy was said to be foaming at the mouth.
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Mother and son were rushed to hospital, where Bandiman's wife eventually recovered – but Naba sadly passed away.
The suspect who had requested the delivery was arrested on April 30 after CCTV footage recovered from outside the mosque captured the moment she made the request.
She has been charged with premeditated murder under Article 340 of Indonesia's Criminal Code.
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Sentences for this offence can range from 20 years' imprisonment to death by firing squad.
The case is reportedly similar to a murder in the Netherlands from 1911, when a box of poisoned pastries was similarly sent to the wrong person in Hoorn.
The story of the recipient who subsequently died is now used by Indonesian law enforcement to teach the concept of criminal intent.
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