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Jakarta Post

Allegedly abused girl assisted by Depok authorities

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  01:07 am

The recent failed suicide attempt by 17-year-old Rini (not her real name) has uncovered a dark story of a girl entrusted to the wrong hands.Rini, who on July 10 attempted to commit suicide by jumping from a footbridge in Depok, West Java, revealed that she had been sexually and physically abused in the past year by a man with whom she lived.Rini told she lived with the man, identified only as MS, after her mother asked him to look after her. MS, whom she believed to be her mother’s friend, is an angkot (public minivan) driver serving the route between Depok and Kampung Rambutan in East Jakarta.Instead of taking care of his friend’s daughter, MS allegedly assaulted Rini both sexually and physically.“MS took me in and we lived together behind a school. My mother trusted MS too much. While in fact MS was very mean to me. I don’t understand why my mother ‘gave’ me to h...