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Jakarta Post

Family of woman found dead in cupboard can’t afford funeral cost 

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 22, 2018   /   02:52 pm
Family of woman found dead in cupboard can’t afford funeral cost  Police and residents are seen around the crime scene on Jl. Mampang Prapatan in Central Jakarta, where the body of a woman was found in a cupboard on Nov. 13. ( Oliver Purba)

The family of a woman found dead in a cupboard in South Jakarta, is struggling to bring the victim’s body back to her hometown in Palembang, South Sumatra, as they cannot afford airplane tickets.

Suhud, the victim's father, said someone in his hometown of Ogan Komering Ulu regency, Palembang, had lent him an ambulance to pick up his daughter’s body.  

“[Bringing the body] using a borrowed ambulance. We’re not rich people, as I’m only a farmer,” he said during the handover of the body to the family by Fatmawati Hospital in South Jakarta on Wednesday night, reported

“Sometimes it’s [the money I’ve earned] not enough to make ends meet,” he said.

Suhud arrived in Jakarta with three other family members after a 17-hour trip in the borrowed ambulance.  

Meanwhile, South Jakarta Police paid the hospital administrative fees.

“We covered the administrative fees so the victim’s body can be taken to her hometown and buried there,” said South Jakarta Police criminal unit head Comr. Andi Sinjaya.

The body of the woman, identified as CIP, was found in a cupboard inside a rented room on Jl. Mampang Prapatan 8, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. 

Merangin Police in Jambi arrested the suspects, identified as YAP and R, who were known to friends of the victim, on Tuesday after they reportedly evaded police.  

According to a preliminary investigation, CIP and R got into a fight on Monday because the victim failed to give R money that she had promised. (sau)