The gruesome remains of a man have been found buried under the floor of his prayer room after he was allegedly bludgeoned to death in a love triangle row.
The remains of 51-year-old Surono, from the southern Indonesian province of East Java, were recently discovered by police – seven months after his sudden disappearance.
According to local media, the victim’s son Bahar told the community chief Edi that he suspected his dad was buried under the floor in his home prayer room.
Edi reportedly passed on the information to the police, who ripped up the floor and discovered a body.
Police spokesperson Alfian Nurrizal told local media the victim was Surono and the cause [of death] was homicide.
“There were clothes that belonged to Surono along with his sarong. His height matched the victim’s characteristics,” the spokesperson said.
“That assured us that the body was indeed Surono.”
The police said they discovered signs the victim had been hit on the neck with a blunt instrument.
They also found a crowbar buried next to the corpse, which may have been the murder weapon.
Although the police have yet to identify a main suspect in the ongoing investigation, the victim’s son Bahar reportedly claims the perpetrator was Surono’s 45-year-old wife Busani.
Local media said Bahar told the village chief that Busani killed her husband after he caught her with another man called Jumarin.
Since Surono went missing, Busani and Jumarin have been living together, according to reports.
Bahar, Busani and Jumarin have all reportedly been questioned by police as the investigation continues.
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