Police arrest husband for strangling wife to death because she asked for divorce

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  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2020

SEPANG: The police have arrested a man for strangling his wife to death because she pressured him for a divorce.

Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusoff said they were alerted after the suspect called the Cyberjaya police station informing them that he had found his wife's dead body at around 1.04 am on July 30.

"He told us he had hired an e-hailing car and had been searching for his wife from 4pm on July 28 from their house at Putra Perdana, until he found her car near a lake at Pinggiran Cyberjaya where he found her motionless body.

"We checked the scene and found that her purse and mobile phone were missing but her gold bangle was still on her left hand," he said in a statement on Sunday.

He said a post mortem at Serdang Hospital revealed that the 40-year-old victim died of compression to the neck.

"The investigation was focused on the husband and revealed the couple had been going through marital problems ever since she forced him to proclaim divorce on June 24.

"We arrested the man at the grounds of the Serdang Hospital at around 12.30pm on July 30.

"He confessed to wringing her neck using the headscarf she was wearing, in the Perodua MyVi near Taman Mas, Putra Perdana," he said adding that the suspect led police to an area near the Putra Perdana Mosque where he dumped her valuables and a black batik shirt.

He also said the suspect destroyed the victims mobile phone using a rock before throwing it in a lake at Taman Putra Perdana.

"The suspect told police he strangled her because he was furious with her after having a heated argument over her wanting to file for divorce.

"He told us he strangled her for nearly 10 minutes until she was motionless, and then drove her to the scene where she was found, and switched her to the drivers seat at around 4.30pm," he said adding that the couple had been married since 2005 and have a 14-year-old daughter.

ACP Wan Kamarul Azran said the suspect has been remanded until Aug 6 to help with further investigations.

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