Klang machete attack case solved with arrest of husband, 3 others

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Police have solved the machete attack case on a mother of three in Taman Klang Jaya last Thursday following the arrests of four people including her husband, who is also the main suspect.

Klang Selatan district police chief Shamsul Amar Ramli said the suspects, all of whom are between 32 and 42 years old, were picked up at several locations in Klang and Banting from Friday until yesterday.

“The first arrest was made on the main suspect's 32-year-old younger sister last Friday,” he told a press conference at the Klang Selatan district police headquarters here today.

Shamsul Amar said a questioning session on the woman led to the arrest of another suspect, who is also her husband, and his friend the next day.

The 37-year-old main suspect, a lorry driver, was picked up in Klang about 6pm yesterday.

In the 9am incident last Thursday, R Komathi, 42, was at her workplace in Taman Klang Jaya when she was confronted by two men before one of them slashed her several times with a machete and dragged her into a blue Proton Satria.

The assailants then sent the victim, who had sustained injuries on the head, legs, left wrist and back, to a hospital in Seremban.

Shamsul Amar said police seized the car, the machete used in the incident and several mobile phones.

He also said the victim was discharged from the hospital after being treated there for several days.

Initial investigations revealed that the couple, who have been married for 15 years, have three children, and jealousy was believed to be the motive behind the incident, said Shamsul Amar.

He said the main suspect and his friends had criminal records for various offences.

Shamsul Amar said the victim's husband was being remanded until Sunday, his sister until Friday and another suspect until Saturday.

“The main suspect's brother-in-law was released on police bail yesterday,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code.

- Bernama