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Husband Of Famous Cooking YouTuber Pavithra Has Been Arrested Over Alleged Domestic Abuse

The dispute is believed to be because Pavithra had not mentioned his name when receiving an award on Monday.

Cover image via Bernama & Oriental Daily

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.

Image via Oriental Daily

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.

Pavithra at the press conference of the award ceremony.

Image via Twitter @mbi_citycouncil

Ipoh district police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz has confirmed Sugu's arrest

He told Harian Metro, "The case is currently under investigation and we believe that it is related to family problems."

At 10am today, Sugu was taken to court in handcuffs while donning a purple lock-up uniform.

Ipoh district police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz.

Image via Bernama TV/Facebook

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]ov.my | 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:

Pavithra and her husband caught people's attention when they started posting videos of them cooking together:

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