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Jakarta Post

Diabetic woman found dead in locked room

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Depok   /   Thu, May 16, 2019   /  12:26 pm
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Sri Murniati, 61, who lived with her mentally disturbed husband and sister, was found dead in a locked room on Monday. Doctors believe she had died 10 days earlier.(Shutterstock/File)

Neighbors suspected something was wrong after they had not seen Sri Murniati and her younger sister Ani for 10 days or so. They only kept seeing Aladdin Situmorang, Sri’s husband.

They knew Sri, 61, was ailing with diabetes, while Ani, 60, and Aladdin, 66, were both mentally disturbed. Sri was a retiree of the Agriculture Ministry and Aladdin is a pensioner of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). He does not have any children.

Despite their poor health, they lived without caregivers at the Griya Lembah Residence in Sukmajaya subdistrict, Depok, West Java, about 10 kilometers south of Jakarta.

On Monday morning, Depok Police and community leaders acting on a request by Aladdin’s nephew Robinson, who visited the senior citizens’ house with the intention of taking Ani and Aladdin to the Marzoeki Mahdi Mental Hospital in Bogor.