KOTA KINABALU: A local man was detained by police for allegedly hitting his wife at Taman Makmur in Luyang, here on Wednesday.
City police chief ACP M. Chandra said police investigation revealed the incident happened when the 48yearold suspect, who is also an exconvict, allegedly beat his 37yearold wife during an argument at their home on November 4 around 1pm.
“Police have detained the suspect for further investigation and the case will be investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt, and Section 18 a of the Domestic Violence Act 1994,” he said yesterday.
The wife has been taken to the hospital for outpatient treatment, he said. -Albert Goh/Sayangsabah