Disclaimer: This article contains depictions of violence that some may find upsetting. Reader discretion is advised.
A man in the state of Kelantan has garnered attention over the local social media space, after a short video of him engaged in a violent altercation with his wife has since gone viral. In the brief clip that lasted 1 minute and 47 seconds, the couple could be seen in the midst of a heated argument outside the compound of what appears to be an eatery.
Man in Kelantan seen assaulting wife using motorcycle helmet
Yelling at the woman, who did not appear to raise her voice much throughout the entire ordeal, the man was then seen assaulting her, first by striking her across the face with his hand and shoving her away with force. But things only got worse from that point onwards as he continued to shout at her, before raising the helmet that he had been holding on to with his other hand to hit her against the head.
The video ends with him shoving at his wife again while speaking at her with a raised voice. As reported by local newspaper Berita Harian, the incident reportedly took place last Thursday (January 26th, 2023), with the assailant detained at a home located in RKT Kesedar Paloh 2 on Saturday (January 28th, 2023).
Argument stemmed from a disagreement
According to Gua Musang Regional Police Chief Superintendent Sik Choon Foo, the assailant admitted to assaulting the woman after a disagreement sparked an argument between them.
“The suspect claims that a disagreement occurred when he refused to allow his wife to work and asked her to stay home to care for his sick mother instead.” he said.
While no illicit objects were found on his person, a urine test that was conducted on the man indicated that he was positive for Methamphetamine use. The helmet which was used to assault his wife was also confiscated by the police, with the suspect now being remanded for four days until Wednesday to assist in investigations.
The case will now be investigated under Section 323/18 of the Domestic Violence Act 1994 and Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
If you or those you know are suffering from domestic violence, contact the following hotlines for assistance:
- PDRM – 999
- Women’s Aid Organisation – 03-3000 8858
- Women’s Aid Organisation WhatsApp aka TINA – 018-988 8058
- Talian Kasih – 15999
- Talian Kasih WhatsApp – 019-2615999
- All Women’s Action Society helpline – 03-7877 0224
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