Teen lover in stabbing scuffle likely acted out of jealousy

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  • Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

ALOR SETAR: Police believe the teenager who was involved in a scuffle with his 25-year-old divorcee girlfriend, resulting in her accidentally stabbing herself, was jealous after finding out that she had been in contact with an ex-boyfriend.

Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Rozi Jidin said the investigation showed that the 16-year-old boy flew into a rage after checking his girlfriend’s handphone and saw that she had recently been in touch with another man.

He said the teenager, who is a school dropout, then accused his girlfriend of two-timing him.

They then had a heated argument which escalated into a scuffle at an unnumbered house in Kampung Keloncor near here on Saturday morning.

The teenager, who has since tested positive for methamphetamine, was arrested on the same day and is remanded until tomorrow.

Girlfriend Nor Shazuani Zainal, who was stabbed in her left rib, received four stitches and was admitted to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital. She was discharged on Sunday.

Nor Shazuani, who helps her mother sell nasi lemak and kuih at a stall, said her relationship with the teenage boy started three months ago.

She said although her boyfriend was much younger, she was attracted to him as he had shown compassion, love, understanding and maturity when she was having a hard time going through her divorce early this year.

However, she claimed that during their brief time together, the teenager, who is her stepfather’s foster son, had been physically abusive towards her on several occasions.

On Saturday’s incident, she said the teenager had came over to her house to talk.

“While we were talking he took my handphone and checked my calls. He became angry when he saw that I had called my 25-year-old ex-boyfriend.

“I called my ex-boyfriend to take me to visit my biological father who is ill in hospital, as my current boyfriend does not have transport,” she said, adding that the teenager then started beating her while accusing her of having an affair behind his back.

“I could not take it anymore and told him that I wanted to break up, making him more angry.

“To protect myself, I ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife but in a brief struggle, I ended up stabbing myself,” she said yesterday.

Nor Shazuani said she is now ready to end her relationship with the teenager.

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