Jealous husband slashes wife

The scene of the attack on Friday morning.

BEAUFORT: The police here arrested a man who slashed his wife in a jealous fit.

District police chief DSP Azmir Abd Razak said the woman was slashed three times and suffered serious injuries to her limbs and shoulder. She was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the state capital for treatment.

Azmir said the incident occurred about 9.30am on Friday at a sundry shop at Kampung Bawan Membakut and it was witnessed by a neighbour.

The witness said the couple had been arguing before the man attacked his wife and slashed her on the shoulder and arms.

“The suspect left the location to inform the matter to a relative who in turn detained him for fear that he would run away,” Azmir said, adding that another relative sent the injured woman to the district hospital for treatment.

The suspect was later handed over to the police, he said.

According to Azmir, initial investigations revealed that the suspect was jealous as he suspected that his wife was cheating on him with a man on social media.

“And because they have been arguing all the time since early this year, the wife decided to move into her sundry shop which was located only 20 metres from their house,” he said.

Police, he added, seized a parang and was holding the man under Section 326 of the Penal Code and Section 18 of the Domestic Violence Act 1994.

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