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Police arrest lance corporal suspected of assaulting his wife in viral video

MELAKA: Police have confirmed receiving a report and have arrested a amy lance corporal suspected of assaulting his wife, as depicted in a viral video clip today.

The investigation papers for the case are currently at the Bukit Aman Prosecution/Law (D5) Division.

Melaka police chief, Datuk Zainol Samah said earlier that they had detected the said video clip being re-uploaded by a social media user today on Instagram.

He said that upon investigation, it was found that the incident occurred on Dec 31 last year at around 9pm in a flat in Sungai Udang.

He said the incident took place after the 30-year-old army personnel was contacted by his wife at Kem Terendak, Sungai Udang, requesting that he purchase food for their three-year-old son.

"As soon as her husband arrived home, a dispute arose when the man accused his wife (the complainant) of being impatient for divorce and the woman admitted she was considering meeting with superiors.

"This situation led to her husband, who wanted to separate, becoming enraged and grabbing her head, pulling her shirt and kicking her thigh," he said in a statement tonight.

Zainol said that following the incident, the 25-year-old housewife made a police report as she felt stressed and oppressed due to ongoing marital issues.

He said police arrested the suspect on Jan 2 to assist in the investigation under Section 18A of the Domestic Violence Act 1994 and Section 323 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing injury.

"In this case, the complainant also filed a withdrawal report, and it is understood that the video in question was circulated by this woman's friend," he said.

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