Man under quarantine arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife

AMPANG: Enraged at being unable to see his children as he was under quarantine, a 35-year-old man allegedly assaulted his wife at their home in Taman Kosas here and has since been arrested.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the alleged attack took place at about 4pm on Friday (Oct 8).

"The suspect was angry about not being able to see his four children.

"The children, aged between eight months and seven years, were placed at a relative's house while the suspect was under quarantine," he said when contacted on Wednesday (Oct 13).

ACP Mohamad Farouk said the suspect then berated his wife before hitting her with his hands as well as using a wooden stick.

"The 31-year-old victim suffered wounds on her hands as a result of the assault.

"She was treated at a nearby hospital," he said.

The suspect was arrested on Monday (Oct 11) and tested positive for methamphetamine, ACP Mohamad Farouk said.

"He has been remanded until Friday (Oct 15)," he said, adding that the couple have been married for eight years.

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