The victim suffering in pain after being slashed with a meat cleaver by his wife on Monday (Aug 31).

SIBU: A housewife lost her temper and slashed her husband last Monday (Aug 31) on suspicion that he was having an affair with another woman.

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit who confirmed the incident, said that the 27-year-old suspect used a meat cleaver to slash her 28-year-old husband around 10am in a rented house at Jalan Amoy.

He explained that the couple earlier had an argument after the suspect prevented the victim from leaving the house on suspicion that he was having an affair with another woman.

“The suspect who lost her patience, took a meat cleaver and swung it at the victim’s head but, the attack was blocked by the victim with his arms.

“The suspect then swung the cleaver again to the victim’s left leg, thus resulting in the victim to sustain serious injuries on his arms and left leg,” he said in a statement.

Stanley added that a mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) unit was deployed to the scene after receiving a distress call about the quarrel from the victim’s sibling.

The police arrived and arrested the woman as well as seizing the weapon used to injure the victim at the scene.

He told that the victim was immediately rushed to Sibu Hospital for further treatment.

The suspect is currently remanded to facilitate police investigations under Section 324 of the Penal Code.