Man assaults his wife for questioning his late return home

13 Oct 2023 02:21pm
Image for illustrative purposes only - FILE PIX
Image for illustrative purposes only - FILE PIX

MUAR - A man assaulted his wife, causing her injuries, after he became enraged when questioned about his late return home in Parit Java on Wednesday.

Muar district police chief Assistant Commissioner Raiz Mukhliz Azman Aziz said in the 11.30pm incident that the unemployed man had returned home late.

"The suspect's wife, 32, has asked why he got home late.

"The suspect abruptly shouted at his wife, raising his voice to avoid being questioned.

"He then started to kick her on her back and punched her right arm, he said when contacted.

After lodging a complaint with the police, the victim sought treatment at Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital (HPSF) for her injuries, he added.

Raiz Mukhliz said, based on information received, the police had detained the 34-year-old local man on Thursday at 2am for physically abusing his wife.

Investigations show that the suspect had beaten his wife multiple times in the past.

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"The case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code and Section 18A of the Domestic Violence Act (AKRT) 1994," he added.

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