On Monday (9 August), a man in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur had been detained by police for allegedly domestic violence. The man is believed to have assaulted his 44 year-old wife and 14 year-old son at their residence in Taman Melati Utama.
According to Kosmo, Wangsa Maju district police chief Ashari Abu Samah said the police have launched an investigation following a Twitter post about the domestic violence went viral.
“The viral post, as well as the noise from the fight, caused neighbours to come to their residence to ease the situation. Police also went to the scene and took the suspect’s wife and child to the Wangsa Maju district police headquarters (IPD).” he said.
He added that the police had went to the scene and they took the wife and the children to the Wangsa Maju Police Station to help with the investigation.
He said that the investigation found that the fight took place at around 11.30 a.m. when the suspect scolded and accused his wife of stealing his money.
However, the wife, who did not want to escalate the situation, had kept quiet after the argument. The husband was then angered by the silence and had assaulted her and their son who was who was trying to resolve the situation between them to stop the fight.
After the fight was over, their teenage son uploaded his experience of the fight on Twitter and it went viral.
“This was noticed by the suspect at 1.17pm and caused the suspect to once again beat up the boy.” Ashari said.
He said the wife subsequently lodged a police report at the Wangsa Maju Police Station as she was worried about her safety and the safety of her family members.
“The suspect has been detained at Wangsa Maju Police Station and a remand application had been made.” he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing injury by using a weapon or other dangerous object.
Meanwhile, Ashari also urge those who have any queries and information on the case can contact the Wangsa Maju IPD at 03-9289 9222, Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2146 0584/0585 or any nearby police station.
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