Man stran­gles ex-wife; pro­fes­sor in­jured by wife

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A man al­legedly stran­gled his ex-wife af­ter a quar­rel in Chi­ayi yesterday, while a Tainan univer­sity pro­fes­sor suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries in an acid at­tack al­legedly car­ried out by his wife who re­fused to di­vorce him, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

A 32-year-old man, sur­named Hsu, turned him­self in af­ter find­ing his ex-wife, sur­named Chen, 31, dead in his bed, said Chi­ayi po­lice.

The woman, who had di­vorced Hsu two months ago, re­turned to his res­i­dence in Dong­shi Town­ship Fri­day to see their son.

Hsu re­port­edly told po­lice that in the heat of a quar­rel shortly af­ter mid­night, he squeezed her neck with his hands. But af­ter the al­leged as­sault, Hsu claimed that Chen was still able to speak be­fore he went to sleep.

He said he woke up and found her dead at around 5 a.m., po­lice said.

The two re­port­edly met last year online. They mar­ried af­ter­ward and had a son, but their re­la­tion­ship was re­port­edly poor.

In Tainan, a Na­tional Cheng Kung Univer­sity pro­fes­sor, sur­named Hsiang, sus­tained se­ri­ous burns to his face and eyes in an acid at­tack fol­low­ing a quar­rel with his wife, po­lice said.

His wife, sur­named Peng, drove to a po­lice sta­tion to turn her­self in af­ter the at­tack.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Hsiang had been ask­ing for a di­vorce for a long time, which Peng re­fused.

They ar­gued at their univer­sity dorm in the early hours af­ter Hsiang again asked to end their mar­riage.

Po­lice said the pro­fes­sor may be­come blind be­cause of the in­juries to his eyes.

The cou­ple met while they were study­ing in col­lege. Peng sus­pected that the hus­band wanted to leave her be­cause he was hav­ing an ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair with a child­hood friend, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

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