MIRI: Police are looking for a man who allegedly slashed his wife with a machete in their house at Jalan Rancangan Sepupok Niah on Monday.
The attack left the 35-year-old woman with injuries on her forehead which required three stitches.
Miri district police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah confirmed that the police are searching for the 45-year-old unemployed man.
“Investigations revealed that the incident happened when the victim was at home with her six-year-old son and her husband. While the woman was eating, the boy told his father that the bedroom smelled of urine.
“The man then accused his wife of urinating in the room but she said it was dog urine. That made him furious and he hit her before grabbing a machete to slash her on her forehead,” Lim said in a statement.
The police chief added that the woman escaped and sought help at Sebastian Madang longhouse. Her sister later took her to Batu Niah police station and later to Batu Niah clinic for treatment.
The victim has been married to the man for about 12 years and they have two daughters and two sons. The eldest is a 12-year-old girl while the youngest is a six-year-old boy.
At the time of the incident, the only witness was the couple’s six-year-old son.
The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing injury using weapons or other dangerous objects.