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Monday October 14, 2013 MYT 7:00:00 AM
Monday October 14, 2013 MYT 8:56:23 AM
by simon khoo
The woman being wheeled out onto an ambulance after the attack in Triang.
BERA: A Chinese national was slashed to death by a jealous husband for allegedly spending the night with his wife at his house in Triang near here.
After killing the foreigner, the husband then turned to his wife and attacked her before fleeing.
The woman, in her 30s, suffered multiple injuries on her neck, hands and back during the 4am incident yesterday. She has been warded at a hospital.
A manhunt has been launched for the suspect, also in his 30s, who has gone into hiding.
Sources said the woman had invited the Chinese national to her home because she was fearful of being abused by her husband.
It is learnt that the husband, who is a taxi driver, was a habitual gambler and would beat her up.
The drama unfolded when the husband found out that his wife had invited a man to their house. He rushed back to confront the man. An argument ensued just before the attacks.
The couple have two children, aged two and six. It is not known if the children were in the house during the incident.
Both the children are now staying with relatives.
Pahang Deputy CID chief Supt Rosli Hassan said police were alerted to the incident at about 7.30am.
He said a Chinese national was found dead inside the house with multiple slash wounds, while the woman, who is a local and has a Singaporean permanent resident document, was sent to a nearby hospital for serious injuries.
“The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
“Initial investigations showed the woman was having some problems with her husband prior to the incident,” he said, adding that police would interview the woman after she had recovered.
Supt Rosli said police were in the midst of tracking down the suspect.
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