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Illiterate woman tricked into selling house for Rp 300,000

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  01:22 am

It never crossed Arpah’s mind that at the age of 63-year-old she would have to fight for her rights in court. The Depok, West Java, resident did not realize that she sold a plot of land, along with her house, for only Rp 300,000 (US$21).As a result of her illiteracy, she was manipulated into signing documents that transferred the ownership of her property to other people. The alleged culprit was a stepchild of her very own neighbor.“Until the end of my life, I will not let this go. I want everything returned to what it used to be,” she said on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.The incident dates back to 2015.Back then, Arpah was the owner of a 299-square-meter plot of land on Jl. Ridwan Rais in Beji district. She sold 196 sqm of her land to her neighbor, leaving only 103 sqm for herself.Not long after the transaction was completed, the neighbor’s step-child, identified o...