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Alone and abandoned: Man found dead in Depok house months after wife passes

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Depok   /   Tue, September 24, 2019   /  01:25 pm
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The dead body of a man, who had a record of mental illness, was discovered on Saturday in his home in Depok, West Java, months after his wife’s death in the same house. Aladdin Situmorang, 66, was found dead alone at his house at the Griya Lembah Residence in Sukmajaya, in which he had stayed after returning from the Marzoeki Mahdi Psychiatric Hospital in Bogor. Prior to his admission to the hospital, the retired civil servant of of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), had lived in the house with his wife Sri Murniati and her sister Ani, who has also suffered from mental illness. Sri, who had retired from the Agriculture Ministry, was found dead in the house in May, 10 days after her death, which was suspected to have been caused by diabetes.        Her death was discovered when their nephew, Robinson, asked for help from local authorities to ta...