PERAK, MALAYSIA - The old couple attacked each other with a knife and a hammer, leaving both in a bloodied mess.
And it was all for the sake of RM36 (S$14).
The incident took place at the Malaysian couple's house in Rimba Panjang, Perak, on Tuesday afternoon, reported China Press.
Neighbours said they heard a scream at about noon and went out of their houses to find out what was happening.
Madam Huang Yue Gui, 66, had suspected her husband, Mr Qiu Yong Gui, 73, of stealing RM36 from her and she confronted him.
The pair started arguing and Mr Qiu took out a parang and attacked his wife. Madam Huang retaliated with boiling oil and a hammer.
She managed to wrestle the parang off her husband before hitting him on the head with the hammer. She also poured the boiling oil on him, reported China Press.
The fight left Mr Qiu with cuts from his parang, while his arms and legs were scalded by the boiling oil.
His injuries were more serious than his wife's. Madam Huang suffered only a cut on her head.