When Supatini finds out that her husband Gondo is secretly marrying another woman, she falls ill and dies. Her daughter, Nelly, is treated badly by her stepmother, Rosila, who favours her own daughter, Yatti. During the Japanese occupation, Gondo is arrested while Rosila lets Yatti become a prostitute. One day, Nelly who is forced out from her home, falls off a bridge into an onrushing river.
This is part one from Gadis Tiga Djaman, and continues in Puteri Revolusi (1955).