MALAYSIA - The attack was allegedly all about joss paper.
An elderly woman and her son ended up being badly injured after they were allegedly attacked by his wife.
Both the elderly woman and her son suffered head injuries so bad that they had to be stitched up, reported Malaysia's The Star.
It all started when Madam Lim Kae Poy, 67, went to her 31-year-old daughter-in-law's condominium in Bandar Baru Klang in Selangor last week to collect schoolbooks belonging to her grandson.
"As soon as I entered, she accused me of stealing joss paper from the living room and threw a metal can at me, but I dodged it," she told reporters.
"She then hit me on the head with a metal spatula."
Madam Lim managed to get away and fled to the police station to lodge a report, but policemen took her to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital because she was bleeding profusely.
She needed five stitches on her head.
Her 37-year-old son, Mr Liew Pang, also known as Mr Low Pang, had earlier tried to break up the fight, but was also allegedly hit on the head by his wife.
As his mother fled, he remained in the condominium to restrain his wife. Mr Liew later sought treatment at a clinic and needed five stitches for his head wound.
He told reporters that when he went to lodge a police report at a police station the following day, he was instead detained for four days.
The police told him his wife had reported earlier that he had beaten her up.
North Klang Assistant Commissioner Shukor Sulong confirmed that police reports have been lodged by all three.