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