Neighbours shocked over slaying of woman by her husband

NUR IZZATI MOHAMAD

BUTTERWORTH: Residents of Taman Merbau Indah low-cost flats are shocked over the slaying of a woman by her husband early yesterday morning for alleged infidelity.

Neighbours told the NSTP that this was the first time such a brutal murder had happened in the flats and they were not aware of the incident until much later.

A resident, who only wanted to be know as Asma, in her 30s, said it was raining heavily at that time and most of the residents were asleep.

Asma, who has been renting there for the past one year, said she was shocked when informed of the murder.

She said she did not personally know the couple but the incident had upset her because she was told it was a safe neighbourhood when she first moved in.

“Now I am scared,” she said when met this afternoon.

A motorcycle repair shop owner, who declined to be named, said he only got to know about the incident through a WhatsApp message.

“I have been doing business here for years now and this is the first time I heard of such a case.

“We are all surprised as this neighbourhood has been relatively peaceful all along,” he said.

It was earlier reported that a lorry driver, suspecting his wife of infidelity, strangled and stabbed her to death at their flat unit early yesterday morning.

The 25-year-old then allegedly left the house with their 4-year-old daughter and only returned home late at night.

He then lodged a report, informing the police that he found his wife dead when he returned home about 10pm. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd