LAHAD DATU: A woman who was chided by her husband for constantly partaking in online gambling turned violent at Kampung Panji here, on Saturday.
In the 10pm incident, the woman initially verbally lashed out at her 38-year-old husband. In the heat of the moment, she then picked up an iron rod and beat her husband on his face and body.
The man sustained injuries in the attack, and after receiving treatment at a hospital here, lodged a police report on the incident on Sunday.
Acting on the report, a police team raided the couple’s home and apprehended the 40-year-old woman at 2am, today.
“Police also seized the suspected weapon.
“Further inspection revealed that the woman is a drug addict,” said district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nasri Mansor.
He added that the man, who is a scrap metal collector, and the suspect, who is a housewife, were married in 2004.
Police are investigating the case under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt using a dangerous weapon.