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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, June 23: A 35-year-old housewife in Niah was badly injured after she was allegedly assaulted by her husband on Monday evening (June 22), receiving three stitches to her head.
It was believed that the 6.20pm incident occurred because of the strong smell of urine in one of the rooms in the couple’s home.
Prior to the attack, the victim was eating instant noodles, while the husband was relaxing and drinking beer.
The couple, who have been married for 12 years, have four children together aged 12, 10, 9 and 6 years old.
At the time of the alleged attack, their youngest son was with them inside the house.
The commotion started when the son walked into the bedroom and subsequently detected a strong smell of urine coming from the bedroom.
After telling both his parents about the smell, the suspect was reported to have gotten angry, accusing his wife of urinating inside the room, which was denied by the wife who claimed it was the dog’s doing.
They then engaged in a heated altercation where at one point the husband grabbed a sharp object believed to be a machete and then launched an attack on his wife.
The victim filed a police report at Batu Niah police station around 9.22pm on June 22. The Miri Criminal Investigation department (CID) is currently hunting down the 45-year-old husband for questioning over the alleged attack, said Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah when contacted today.
The case is being investigated for voluntarily causing hurt under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which provided a 10 years’ in jail or with fine or with whipling or any two of such punishments.—DayakDaily