UGMâ€™s Students and Lecturers were set out to join the funeral procession of Andika Listiono Putro (21), a student of UGMâ€™s department of Public Administration and Public Policy year 2008, who died in his hike on Mount Semeru.
â€œWe will send students to Mojokerto tonight,â€ said the Dorector of UGMâ€™s Student Affairs, Drs. Haryanto, or Sentot, when met at the Central Office of UGM, Monday (3/8). Sentot also said that UGM has coordinated with Andikaâ€™s family and the local government of Lumajang and Mojokerto in sending Andika home. UGM also covers all the cost involved in the process.
â€œMeanwhile, a team from UGM is handling the administration papers on the cause of death, which is from Semeru National Park Management, and a clarification from Lumajang Hospital,â€ he explained.
Faculty of Social and Political Sciencesâ€™ Response Unitâ€™s spokesperson, Putut â€œGambulâ€ Yulianto claimed that Andikaâ€™s death is the firs case that befell upon Setrajanaâ€™s member since the first time it was established in 1990. â€œThis is the first time since Riswandaâ€™s time back in 1990s. However, I salute Andika for trying everything possible to save his life,â€ he said.
As another way of saluting Andika, the students of Fisipol also raised a charity for his family. â€œTonight, the group will set out on bus,â€ he said.
After five days of search, Andikaâ€™s dead body was found in the bottom of Blank 75 chasm of Mount Semeru around 8 P.M. Around 10 the next morning, the deceased was evacuated to Ranupane Post of Coordination. The body was then transferred to dr. Hartoyo Hospital, Lumajang.