Cow sex allegation leads man to kill fiancée in Indonesia

He was upset because she would not agree to his demands of physical intimacy

Silhouette of a couple having an argument at home to depict the woman's death after she accused her fiancee of having sex with a cow
An Indonesian man allegedly killed his wife who accused him of having sex with a cow. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Warning: Story depicts violence) Rock band Journey may be right when they said too much love will kill you after a man in Indonesia has been arrested for the murder of his fiancée, following her accusation that he had sex with a cow.

Authorities have detained a suspect, identified as Mikhael Oi, for the death of a 35-year-old woman, identified as Augustina Rere, according to a report by

The suspect has been constantly abusing and assaulting his soon-to-be bride because he was disappointed that she would not agree to his demands of physical intimacy, according to the police.

Fatal consequences

The victim was attacked on two separate occasions, where she sustained fatal injuries in the second assault, the police said.

The man first attacked the woman on 4 Feb when he hit her with his bare hands. The second assault happened on 7 Feb when hit her with a wrench, which resulted to a serious physical injury.

“The suspect was upset with the victim because she accused him of committing adultery, often asking for sex, and that he had sex with a cow on their farm,” the local police chief said in the report.

Rere was brought to the hospital after she reported the abuse to the authorities, but she died the next day due to brain damage. An autopsy found a wound on her left temple, and bleeding in her brain, which caused her death.

The suspect was charged in court and could be jailed for 15 years if found guilty under Indonesian laws.

Marvin Joseph Ang is a news and lifestyle writer who focuses on politics, the economy, and pop culture. Follow him on Twitter at @marvs30ang for latest news and updates.

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