Man stabs wife and father-in-law before hanging himself


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.

The wife, who is in her 40s, lodged a report at 12.03am yesterday after her husband allegedly struck her, said Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan.

“The wife claimed her husband had hit her with a stick and also punched her in the stomach and head. There were also bruises on her back.

“It is believed that the couple had been arguing about money, ” he said.

The woman was accompanied to the police station by her 64-year-old father to lodge the report before her husband, also in his 40s, was called in for questioning.

The couple tried to work things out and the husband did not show any signs of aggression as they were leaving, said ACP Zaid.

But when they arrived home, the husband was believed to have dashed in to grab a knife before stabbing both his wife and father-in-law.

The injured were later sent to Hospital Kajang for treatment and were 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 the 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.

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, ” ACP Zaid said.

Police classified the case as sudden death and were continuing to investigate the alleged assault under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

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