Madam Ruliyawati's (inset) home in Central Java
THE MESSAGE was conveyed personally by a messenger, but it was a bitter double blow for 24-year-old farmer Sodikun.
Not only did he learn about the death of his wife - 30-year-old Indonesian maid Ruliyawati whose body was found in the water tank atop an HDB block in Woodlands, Mr Sodikun also learnt that her alleged murderer was also said to be her lover.
It prove too much for Mr Sodikun, who locked himself in his room refusing to speak to anyone, according to Madam Ruliyawati's mother, Madam Misriah, who was speaking to Indonesian daily Kompas.
Body found in water tank