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Overcome by Jealousy, Husband Commits Suicide after Killing Wife

Overcome by Jealousy, Husband Commits Suicide after Killing Wife (tribune)

SURABAYA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A husband in Surabaya, East Java, has ended his life by hanging himself after killing his wife, said a local police officer.

Sawahan Surabaya Sector Police (Polsek) revealed the identity of the dead married couple named Sumardi, age 56, and Romiyah, age 55, both residents of Mojokerto Regency, East Java, who since around the last two months boarding house in Jalan Kupang Gunung Timur IV/30 Surabaya.

"We found a note on a piece of paper tucked into a book allegedly written by Sumardi. He said he was disappointed because his wife allegedly cheated on her, and better thought that the couple were both dead," said Deputy Chief of the Surabaya Sawahan Police Adjunct Commissioner of Police Eko Sudarmanto told reporters in Surabaya on Sunday.

Sumardi and Romiyah were found dead at around 6:00 a.m. this morning in the boarding house of Jalan Kupang Gunung Timur IV/30.

A local resident found Sumardi's body in front of the door of his boarding room in a hanging position using a rope.

The police, after receiving a report from the residents, immediately proceeded to do the crime scene and found the body of Romiyah in a supine position on the floor of the boarding room with bloodstained faces covered with pillows, and mouths covered with cloth.

"There was a bruise on the left and right temples of Romiyah's victims. Not far from his body, we also found a lump of stone with blood marks," said Eko.

The book containing notes allegedly handwritten by Sumardi was found by police in the boarding room.

"We have compared it with the other Sumardi handwriting and there are similarities in character so that it is likely that the note was written by him before the incident," he explained.