Police have confirmed that they are investigating rock singer and actor Awie for allegedly hitting his wife, Kosmo! reported.
Selangor CID chief Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah confirmed that Awie was detained before he was released on bail.
The paper had earlier reported that Awie, whose real name is Azhar Othman, 45, had allegedly assaulted his wife Rozana Misbun, 36, in front of a bank near Ampang recently.
Mohd Adnan said Awie is under investigation for intentionally causing harm to Rozana, who is sister of actress Haliza Misbun.
On Sunday, Kosmo!, had published pictures of a woman said to be Rozana, with bruises on her face and eyes.
The assault was widely discussed in local entertainment blogs.