31 Jan '18, 9am

Indonesian family lived with dead relatives to 'bring them back to life'

BANDUNG (AFP) - An Indonesian family lived with the bodies of two dead relatives in the hope that keeping their corpses could bring them back to life, police said on Wednesday (Jan 31). The bizarre discovery came after a medical officer on a routine visit tipped off the authorities after 77-year-old Neneng Hatidjah refused to let the officer inside the house, which was emitting a strange smell. When local authorities forced their way into the home in Cimahi, West Java, they found the nearly skeletal bodies of Madam Hatidjah's dead husband and daughter covered with cloth and laid out in a bedroom. She had sprinkled powdered coffee around the remains and police said they also found dozens of perfume bottles in the home, about a three-hour drive from the capital Jakarta. The remains were identified as Madam Hatidjah's husband, who died in December at the age of 85, and her 50...

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