KUANTAN - A father's decision to move his 9-year-old son's bed saved him from a stray bullet that hit their house in Kampung Seberang Sungai Ular, near here, on Thursday.
However, the bullet penetrated the left foot of the boy's mother, Kariah Mat Khalid.
Noor Aswadi Mat Ali, 46, said it was fortunate that he had moved his son Danial Izaidi's bed from the wall a few days before the incident.
"If not, Danial might have been hit by the bullet," said Noor Aswadi at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here yesterday. Kariah, 36, who is four months pregnant, said she was thankful that the bullet had only injured her foot.
"The doctors told me that the injury will not harm me or my baby," said the mother of four.
She said during the 12.30am incident, her three daughters were sleeping in another room, while her husband was not home. Kariah, who works as a cleaner, said she was awakened by a loud noise and was shocked to see bloodstains on the bed. She then realised that her left foot was bleeding.
She telephoned her husband, who rushed home and took her to HTAA.
Noor Aswadi also found a .38 bullet in the house and handed it over to the police.
He believed that the stray bullet could have been fired by those who hunted wild boar in the village.
"The area is a favourite spot among hunters. This case has nothing to do with a gang fight, as claimed by many people," said the supervisor of a cleaning company.
Aswadi also refuted claims that he was a gangster head and hoped that police would complete their investigations as soon as possible.