KAJANG - A 31-year-old woman, who drives a taxi for a living, finally reported her abusive husband for physically assaulting her and their 10-year-old son.
The man - also a taxi driver - was apparently under the influence of drugs when he used cricket bat in the latest round of assault that left a deep wound in the boy's forehead.
District OCPD Asst Comm Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said the 38-year-old man was arrested on Friday morning following a police report lodged by his wife at 4pm on Thursday.
"He started hitting his wife after the couple had an argument around noon the same day. He kicked her and struck her with a cricket bat, injuring her head, spine and leg," he said.
ACP Ab Rashid added that the man then started hitting the child with the bat.
"She told police that he had beaten them several times before," he said.
The man confessed that he had taken methamphetamine, said ACP Ab Rashid, who added that the case is being probed under Section 324 of Penal Code for intentionally causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
On an unrelated matter, a 17-year-old petrol pump attendant is being investigated for allegedly having sex with a minor.
ACP Ab Rashid said the police found the boy alone with a 14-year-old girl by the roadside in Semenyih on Thursday.
"When questioned, the girl said they had had sex seven times.
"She claimed her father 'banished' her to live with her grandmother in Banting after she was expelled from school in April for disciplinary problems," he added.
Unhappy living with her grandmother, the girl had been living in a surau for the past two months.
"She stayed at her boyfriend's house in Kampung Sungai Tangkas when his family was away.
ACP Ab Rashid said that police had contacted the girl's Indonesian father who did not lodge a missing persons report even after the girl "disappeared" from her grandmother's house.