Wanted for injuring his wife, man found hanged

Hazsyah Abdul Rahman

KINABATANGAN: The man who threw a lance and injured his wife on the calf on Monday, was found dead hanging from a tree at Sungai Ulu Penangah forest, Tongod, here, yesterday.

The body of the 42-year-old suspect sought by the police was located around 3.30pm, believed to be an act of suicide.

District police chief Superintendent A. Sahak Rahmat said the police received tip off from the public on the discovery.

“We were informed of a man hanging on a tree beside the river and the body was brought to the Sungai Kuala Penangah jetty.

“Inspection found the man was the suspect being traced for the domestic violence case.

“The body has been sent to the district hospital for autopsy and investigation continues,” he said, adding that it has been classified as a sudden death report (SDR) case.

Yesterday, NSTP reported on efforts to track down the suspect after a 36-year-old woman was injured on her calf after her husband hurled a lance, use for harvesting palm oil, towards her on Monday around 1pm at Kampung Penangah.

The incident followed a heated argument after the wife constantly advised him to stop drinking alcohol. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd