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Sarawakian Man Beaten With An Iron Rod After Telling His Wife To Stop Gambling

The rod is nearly 25cm long.

Cover image via China Press/Free Malaysia Today (edited)

A 38-year-old scrap metal collector from Sarawak was beaten up by his Sabahan wife on 1 June

Image via China Press

Free Malaysia Today reported that the 10pm incident on Saturday occurred at the couple's home in Kampung Panji, Lahad Datu. 

He had married the 40-year-old woman in 2004.

The assault was sparked by a verbal spat between the couple over the woman's habit of online gambling

According to New Straits Times, the woman had been walking back and forth in their house searching for network reception when the man chided her for constantly partaking in online gambling.

The iron rod used to assault the man.

Image via Free Malaysia Today

The woman then verbally lashed out at him, before picking up a nearly 25cm-long iron rod and beat him on his face and body.

China Press reported that the man suffered injuries to his forehead, right cheek, and chest.

The woman was arrested yesterday, 3 June after her husband lodged a police report against her

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Nasri Mansor confirmed that she was detained at the couple's home at 2am yesterday. The iron rod was also seized during the raid. 

"Further inspection revealed that the woman is a drug addict," Nasri added, according to New Straits Times. 

The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt using a dangerous weapon.

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