New Straits Times
Man who attacked pregnant wife may be depressed
PUTRAJAYA: The audio engineer who inflicted physical injuries on his pregnant wife on Friday is suspected of being depressed due to heavy workload in the past three months.
The suspect’s cousin, who wanted to be known only as Din, 37, 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 on his head.
“I asked him why he appeared burdened and 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. Even the relationship between families from both sides was close,” he said.
In the incident on Friday, the suspect was believed to have stabbed his heavily-pregnant wife, a teacher.
The woman suffered four stab wounds, including two to the stomach, and gave birth to a baby boy through Caesarean section.
She had driven herself to Putrajaya Hospital following the attack, before going into labour and giving birth on Saturday.
Putrajaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rosly Hassan said the husband was arrested at their home and had been remanded until Nov 15.