Lecturer held after wife reports abuse, death threat


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Jul 2004

MALACCA: A lecturer who allegedly abused his wife physically and threatened to kill her has been placed under remand until Monday. 

His 33-year-old wife of nine years lodged a report at the Jasin police station on Thursday afternoon. This is the second police report she has lodged against her husband, with the first in Johor some years ago. 

A systems programmer at a polytechnic in Merlimau, the woman was allegedly locked up by her husband in a room after he assaulted her on Wednesday night. 

He had confronted her earlier, just as she arrived home after attending her brother’s wedding in Shah Alam.  

“He knocked my head against the wall, punched my chest and kicked me when I fell down. He also put a knife against my neck and said he wanted to kill me,” the woman said in an interview yesterday. 

According to her, her husband only let her out of the room on Thursday afternoon. She then fled the house on a motorcycle with one of her children. 

She lodged a report at Jasin police station and was sent to hospital for a medical examination. 

It is learnt that the husband was arrested at 1am yesterday and police also recovered a knife and an iron spring that he had allegedly used to beat his wife up. 

The woman said she was used to being beaten up by her hot-tempered husband, who complained that she was not beautiful and not highly educated although she had studied up to diploma level.  

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