Jumiati (57) looked emotional when Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., presented financial assistance on Saturday (22/6) on campus to the family of Second Police Brigadier Fandi Setya Nugroho who was killed in a prison rioting in May.
Jumiati is the mother of Fandi. Along with her daughter-in-law and the wife of Fandi, drg. Geha Solichah, they received the assistance worth Rp40,300,000 from alumni of UGM joining the Alumni Association of Universitas Gadjah Mada.
Jumiati appreciated UGM for its concerns towards the late Fandi. The policewoman said she had not expected her youngest son also followed in her footsteps by becoming a policeman. Fandi applied in Jakarta. While studying, Fandi always made achievements and got into top ten until he was assigned to the Special Detachment of 88. After graduating, Fandi started work in 2011. She knew that her son was disciplined and persistent in his duties. So, it never occurred to her that he would get killed in a riot instigated by terrorist inmates at the Police detention centres in Jakarta.
Although her son had passed away, Jumiati remained strong as she considered that he had done his best while on duty. “I have come to peace upon this trial, it’s the duty of the police to fight against terrorism,” she said.
Sulastama, member of Kagama, said the fund raising was done through social media among UGM alumni. He said the assistance was a form of care to members of Kagama, Fandi. Sulastama said alumni of UGM extended their sympathy towards the victims of the riot. UGM alumni condemned all kinds of terrorism in Indonesia. “As alumni of UGM, we condemn the act of terror and all kinds of act of terrorism,” he said.
Rector of UGM said the assistance was a form of moral support to the family of Fandi to survive and carry on with their lives. “Fandi had fought tremendously against terrorism. We were touched to give this assistance to the family because Fandi had left his wife and a young child,” he said.
The Rector said Fandi completed his vocational studies at Faculty of Law. He was known to be active in student activities. “He was from class of 2008 and active in various student activities,” he said.