Spike in domestic violence cases during MCO


KUALA LUMPUR: During a pandemic, the safest place for anyone is home. Unfortunately, for women with abusive spouses, home is anything but a safe haven, more so during the Movement Control Order (MCO) when they were homebound every day.

Last month, a 40-year-old woman in Bangi, Selangor, was reportedly beaten repeatedly by her jobless husband. When the police intervened, he promised to settle their differences peacefully. But the case turned tragic when he hanged himself after stabbing his wife and father-in-law, who survived.

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