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Tilung amok case
Date October 1932
Location(s) Tilung, Dutch East Indies
Killed 7
Injured 1
Weapon(s) Parang

In late October 1932 a man killed seven people and wounded another in Tilung, a kampong located at the Gulf of Tomini, Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies.[1][2][3][4] [5]

The man had unsuccessfully tried to persuade a married woman to get a divorce and marry him instead, and when the village head confronted him about his behaviour, after a complaint by the woman's husband, he wanted to take revenge. One night he took a parang and entered the couple's home, where, besides the two, three women, a man, and three children spent the night. He killed his sleeping rival and then turned against the other occupants, killing all of them except for his beloved, whom he seriously injured by striking her twice with his weapon, and the second man, who managed to escape during the ruckus and warn the other villagers. Frightened the kampong population hid in their houses until the next morning, while the murderer fled to kampong Pelassa thirty kilometres away, where he was later arrested.[6][7][8][9]

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