KAJANG: Financial problems may have led a man to allegedly assault his wife and father-in law before he was found hanging from a ceiling fan at their home in Bangi.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said the wife, who is in her 40s, lodged a report around 12.05am Thursday (April 30) after her husband allegedly struck her.
"The wife claimed her husband had hit her back with a stick and also punched her in the stomach and head.
"There were also bruises on her back and it is believed the couple had been arguing over money," he said on Thursday (April 30).
The woman was accompanied by her 64-year-old father at the police station before her husband, also in his 40s, was called in for questioning.
ACP Zaid added that the couple even tried to work things out and the husband did not show any signs of aggression as they were leaving.
But when they arrived home, the husband is believed to have dashed in to get a knife and stabbed both his wife and father-in-law.
The injured were later sent to Hospital Kajang for treatment and are reported to be in stable condition.
It is understood that one of the neighbours, who learned about the commotion, reported the incident to the police and an ambulance was called in to take the injured to hospital.
Police later rushed to the couple's home but found the door locked from the inside and had to break it down to gain entry after several requests to get the husband to open the door went unanswered.
"When they finally made their way in, the team found the husband hanging from the ceiling fan," he said.
Police have classified the case as sudden death and are continuing to investigate alleged assault under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
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