Man In Sabah Slaps Wife & Threatens To Set House On Fire Because She Didn't Buy Him A Car

He allegedly threatened to attack her with an axe.

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A 26-year-old man in Sabah was recently arrested for slapping and threatening to set his wife on fire because she refused to buy him a car

His 45-year-old wife made a police report on 25 March, four days after the incident, which took place at their home in Kampung Sapagaya Hilir, Lahad Datu.

According to Malay Mail, the woman had just arrived home after picking up their children from school at 6pm on Thursday, 21 March when the man threw a fit.

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The woman, who is a kindergarten teacher, claimed that he also threatened to attack her with an axe and burn down their home

The Star reported Lahad Datu district police chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor as saying that the victim then fled to her brother's house with her three children before lodging a police report.

Police later arrested the Indonesian man at his home on the same day and seized an axe, which was allegedly used during their quarrel.

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According to ACP Nasir, the man tested positive for drugs

The case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.

If found guilty, the man could be jailed for a maximum of one year, or be fined up to RM2,000.

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