Sibu woman paralysed after beaten by brother over money

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SIBU, Feb 2: A 49-year-old woman is now paralysed with little chance of recovery after she was assaulted with a broomstick by her brother, all because of money.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said at about 3pm on Jan 22, the siblings were on the upper floor of their family home at Jalan Sg Antu when the 44-year-suspect asked money from his sister.

She turned him down. She got angry when he continued asking for money and took a broomstick to hit him.

The suspect however grabbed the broomstick and started to hit her on her head, body and back until she collapsed.

“When she dropped on the floor, the suspect continued to assault her,” Stanley disclosed.

Their 71-year-old mother who was then in the kitchen heard a loud noise, and ran upstairs in time to witness the assault. The suspect only stopped when his mother shouted at him to stop. He then fled the scene.

“Their parents kept the matter to themselves. The elderly woman only reported the matter to the police on Feb 1 after the victim continued to tell her to do so,” he added.

Stanley said the victim has bone surgery scheduled for tomorrow but doctors at Sibu Hospital have told her that her chances of recovery is only one per cent.

The case, he said, is being investigated under Section 326A of the Penal Code for causing voluntary hurt. — DayakDaily