Compiled by YIMIE YONG, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN in Punjab strangled his wife to death apparently over his frustration that their fifth child turned out to be a girl as well, reported Makkal Osai.
The couple who live in Anandpur Sahib already had four daughters aged 14, 12, 10, and eight.
Rakesh Kumar, 40, was hoping for a boy but was disappointed when their fifth child, born four months ago, turned out to be a girl.
On Tuesday, the couple got into an argument, following which the enraged man strangled his wife to death and left the house.
Neighbours heard the children crying and called the police after finding out about the incident.
The man apparently tried to kill himself by slitting his throat but survived the attempt.
A police investigator said domestic violence over lack of male children were not uncommon in the state.
> The daily also reported of an Indian man who was found hanged outside his house in Taman PD Suria in Port Dickson.
The 34-year-old man was already dead when neighbours found him.
Port Dickson deputy police chief Deputy Supt Mohd Faisal Mohd Noor said foul play has been ruled out.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.