PUTRAJAYA: An expectant mother drove herself to hospital here, where she gave birth to a healthy baby despite being attacked by her husband hours earlier at their home.
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Rosly Hasan said they were alerted about the incident at around 9.50am on Friday.
“A doctor at the Putrajaya Hospital contacted us after tending to the 35-year-old woman as she was wheeled into the Emergency Department.
“We were told that she was attacked by her 39-year-old husband who was armed with a knife at their home in Presint 9, Fasa 4, here, ” he said when contacted yesterday.
He said the victim suffered slash wounds to her finger, right arm, stomach and back and was 37 weeks pregnant.
“The woman was then referred to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department for further treatment.
“We sent a team to the house and managed to arrest the suspect and seize the weapon used in the attack, ” he said, adding that the man worked as an audio engineer.
ACP Rosly said police later received word that the victim was in stable condition and had successfully delivered a baby boy.
“We have remanded the suspect until Nov 15 to help with further investigations.
“The motive of the attack is still being investigated, ” he said.
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