Indonesian professor killed by student over thesis bicker
JAKARTA: A college student in Jakarta, Indonesia, is under police custody after killing his professor on May 2, over a squabble with his thesis.
A report by Kompas said faculty members and students of the North Sumatra Muhammadiyah University (UMSU), were startled upon hearing the screams of their 57-year-old lecturer, Dr. Hj Noreen Lubis, inside Building B of the campus.
University officials told authorities that the student, identified as Rormardo Sah Siregar, 21, was seen earlier having a conversation with his teacher about his thesis.
The discussion soon turned into a heated argument, prompting Lubis to storm out of the classroom and head for the bathroom.
Apparently peeved and angry, Siregar waited for Lubis outside the door and slashed her neck with a knife as she was about to come out, the report said.