The husband of famous YouTuber S Pavithra has been remanded over alleged domestic abuse
According to New Straits Times, the Ipoh Magistrate's Court granted a three-day remand order against M Sugu.
On Monday, 20 July, a fight broke out between the couple at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital's (HRPB) parking space around 10pm.
However, The Star reported that the incident occured on Tuesday, 21 July.
Sugu reportedly became aggressive because Pavithra had not mentioned his name when receiving an award earlier on Monday
The successful YouTube personality was named 'Ipoh City Icon' by mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin. The title is exclusively given to Ipoh-born individuals in recognition of their successes and contribution to the city.
Harian Metro reported that Pavithra was at the hospital to visit a relative who was in labour. An unnamed source told the Malay daily that Sugu was believed to be drunk when he hit his wife.
"Around 5pm on the same day, the security guards were alerted by a nurse who said that a drunk man demanded to enter one of the hospital wards while holding a sickle," they added.
Ipoh district police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz has confirmed Sugu's arrest
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
If you or anyone you know may be at risk of domestic violence, please call these Malaysian hotlines:
1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
24-hour | Contact: +603-79563488 | SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058 | Website | Facebook | Twitter
2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm) | Contact: +603-78770224 | WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Weekdays (9am - 5pm) | Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340 | WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
4. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour | Contact: 15999 | WhatsApp: +6019-2615999 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook
5. TELENISA LEGAL AID CLINIC
Weekdays (8am - 10pm) | Contact: +6011-23701006 | WhatsApp: +6011-23701006 | Email: [email protected] | Facebook | Twitter
Prior to the incident, Pavithra joined 10 other individuals who have also earned the title of Ipoh City Icon 2020: