The Jakarta Post
Praying for the deceased: Neighbors pray for three victims of a murder case at a crime scene at Taman Kota Permai housing complex in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday. The victims, a woman and her daughters, were killed at their house on Monday.(JP/Aditya Bhagas)When Muchtar Effendi, 60, moved to a residential area in Periuk, Tangerang, Banten, a year ago, he was known as a man of few words.
None of the residents of Taman Kota Permai II residential area really knew him or how he came to meet and marry Titin Suhemah, 40, a widow with two children who had lived in the middle-class suburb for seven years.
They only knew that he ran a clothing business with her in a store near Al Azhom mosque. He usually came home after midnight.
However, neighbors frequently heard the couple arguing vociferously, so when they heard loud noises from the house at around 2 a.m. on Monday, th...