KUANTAN: Angered by his wife’s refusal to have sex with him, a man splashed formic acid on her.
In the 2am incident on Wednesday, the 47-year-old rubber smallholder was believed to have returned home after a gambling session.
“He went into the bedroom and woke up his wife as he wanted to have sex but she refused as she was feeling unwell and was having a headache,” Kuantan district police deputy chief Supt Zulkifli Taha said here yesterday.
“The man became angry and took a pail of formic acid from outside the house and splashed it on his wife’s face and body.”
Zulkifli said the couple’s two teenage children who were at home rushed to their mother’s aid after hearing the commotion.
“They then called their aunt and the next door neighbour to send their mother to the Bukit Goh health clinic before she was rushed to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital.
“The victim’s sister-in-law lodged a police report at the Panching station at 4am,” he said.
He said the suspect, who did not have any criminal record, surrendered at the Kuantan district police headquarters.
He is being detained for investigation under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
The victim, in her 30s, who was seriously injured, is said to be in stable condition. – Bernama