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Pregnant wife assaulted in videos


GONE VIRAL: CCTV recordings show woman hit by husband in her Ipoh shop on Aug 23

IPOH: VIDEO footage of a pregnant woman being physically abused by her husband at her shop has  become the talk of town.

Two recordings taken from the shop's closed-circuit television camera showed the 19-year-old woman being slapped, pushed around, pinned to a sofa and on the ground by her husband.

The shop is in Ipoh Garden South, here.

Both the videos, which are 11.49 minutes and 11.32 minutes in length, have been shared more than 13,000 times since they were posted by the victim on her Facebook account on Aug 30 and Aug 31.

The attacks were believed to have taken place on Aug 23 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

However, the videos have been removed from Facebook but are available on YouTube.

The victim had allegedly said on her Facebook page that the man in the videos was her husband and that she was two months' pregnant.

Perak Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dzuraidi Ibrahim said the victim's 47-year-old father had lodged a police report against his 26-year-old son-in-law at the Sungai Senam police station here.

The victim had also lodged a report on Sept 3, said Dzuraidi, adding the case was being investigated for causing hurt.

On complaints from the victim and her family that police failed to take action after the first report was lodged on Aug 23, Dzuraidi said the approval from the deputy public prosecutor was needed before investigations could be carried out.

Dzuraidi said: "The victim had initially refused to prolong the case and had wanted police to only advise her husband."

He added the victim and her husband were involved in a boutique business and their relationship soured after by family members interested in their business. It is a domestic problem."

He added that investigations were ongoing.

Ipoh Timur MCA said the victim would be offered legal help, if necessary.

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