On Thursday, 11 April, the body of Ni Made Ayu Serli Mahardika was found at her boarding house in Singaraja, Indonesia
The public university student was discovered by college friends who were concerned that she had been absent from class and uncontactable for several days, Coconuts Bali reported.
The 20-year-old had been dead for two days when she was found.
A day after her body was discovered, the woman's boyfriend admitted to killing her in a fit of jealousy
"It is known that the victim was in a romantic relationship with the perpetrator and he committed his actions because of jealousy as the victim often gathered with her male college friends," Singaraja City Police Chief AA Wiranata Kusuma told reporters on Friday, 12 April, Kumparan reported.
"I'm very sorry. At that time, my emotions were out of control and I did not know I had done it," the 21-year-old suspect told police.
The man explained that he had smothered Serli's face with a pillow and repeatedly punched her neck
After committing the act, he tidied her boarding room and covered her body with a blanket.
When found, the 20-year-old had bruises on her forehead, lips, and neck.
The results of the autopsy are consistent with the man's account of his girlfriend's death
The couple had known each other since junior high school and had been dating since October 2018