MELAKA: A 31-year-old man assaulted an e-hailing driver for allegedly raping his wife while she was sleeping in his car.
The incident happened at Taman Kesidang here last week, said Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afzanizar Ahmad.
He said the 23-year-old driver had earlier sent the 30-year-old woman back home from the Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal after her night shift ended at 10.30pm.
"However, upon reaching her house, the passenger refused to alight from the car and wanted to go to another destination," he said.
ACP Afzanizar said the woman claimed she then dozed off in the car and was raped.
"But she told the police that she was unaware of being raped and only realised it when she woke up," he said.
The woman then sent her husband an SMS, claiming that the driver raped her.
ACP Afzanizar said the furious husband took an iron rod and assaulted the driver causing him to suffer head and bodily injuries.
He added that both the driver and the husband had lodged police reports.
Police also discovered the woman's husband had three previous criminal records.