Couple’s domestic dispute plays out on the road


GEORGE TOWN: In a dramatic display of suspected domestic violence, motorists watched in horror as a woman’s legs were dangling out of a moving car in Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong here.

A viral video that lasted nearly two minutes showed the car swerving from side to side, with a pair of legs jutting out from the front passenger door in the 7.45pm incident on Saturday.

The factory worker, 26, eventually fell out of the car.

Police investigations showed the woman had had a fight with her husband in the car before she was pushed out of the vehicle.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said they had detained the woman’s husband who was driving the car then.

ACP Soffian said the unemployed man, 31, had a criminal record for a drug-related offence. The couple have a child.

“After falling out of the car, passers-by helped the victim to contact the police. The victim was injured in the face and mouth after being hit by her husband.

“The cause of the fight was due to family issues,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Soffian said they picked up the man near Patani Road at 12.15am yesterday, some two hours after the woman had lodged a police report.

He said they also seized the car, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing hurt and Section 18 of the Domestic Violence Act 1997.
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