Pregnant teacher stabbed by husband in Putrajaya home, drives to hospital, gives birth
A heavily-pregnant woman, who was stabbed multiple times by her husband, drove herself to the Putrajaya Hospital for treatment before going into labour and giving birth on Saturday (Nov 9).
PUTRAJAYA — A heavily-pregnant woman, who was stabbed multiple times by her husband, drove herself to the Putrajaya Hospital for treatment before going into labour and giving birth on Saturday (Nov 9).
The 35-year-old teacher, who had suffered four stab wounds – including two to the stomach – gave birth to a baby boy through Caesarean section.
Both mother and son are in stable condition and receiving treatment at the hospital, Bernama reported.
The woman had been stabbed with a knife by her 39-year-old husband, an audio engineer, at their home in Precinct 9 in Putrajaya, at 9.50am.
It is unknown what led to the attack by the man, who has no criminal record, but his wife, who was 37 weeks pregnant, suffered stab wounds to her left hand, right arm and stomach, and wounds to her back.
Upon arrival at the hospital, the victim complained of abdominal pain and was concerned for her baby. She was immediately referred to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department as well as Orthopaedics department, where she went into labour.
According to Putrajaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rosly Hassan, the woman’s husband was arrested at their home and has been remanded until Nov 15 for an investigation under Section 326 of the Penal Code.
The man is suspected to be suffering from depression due to a heavy workload in the past two to three months.
The suspect’s 37-year-old cousin, who wanted to be known as Din, said the change in his behaviour became evident following the death of his grandmother four months earlier.
“We have been close since we were children.”
“After grandmother’s death, he returned to Melaka and seemed to have a lot in his mind.
“I asked him why he appeared burdened, he replied that he had a lot of work.
“I told him to come back and work in Melaka since his office has a branch there.
“He told me he had plans to do so after the wife had given birth,” he told Berita Harian on Saturday.
Din said the relationship between the suspect, 39, and his wife, 35, seemed normal.
“As far as I know, they had no problems with each other, even the relationship between families from both sides was very close,” he said. THE NEW STRAITS TIMES