Don't cheat on your man, murder accused tells women

Charged with murder: Pugumeswaran being led out of the Selayang magistrate’s court after he was charged with murdering his wife.

KUALA LUMPUR - An ex-convict who was accused of murdering his wife purportedly because of jealousy warned women not to cheat on their husbands.

M. Pugumeswaran, 35, stopped before he was taken into the lock-up at the Selayang magistrate's court, and told reporters: "Semua perempuan dalam Malaysia, semua buka mata. Jangan tipu laki." (All women in Malaysia, open your eyes. Don't cheat on your man.)

"Married women should not sleep with other men."

Earlier, Pugumeswaran stood to face the charge of murdering K. Murugammal, 36, at their home at Ladang Bukit Darah near Sungai Buloh at 9.20pm on Oct 27.

No plea was recorded. DPP Nurul Nadia Basri did not offer bail.

Magistrate Nurul Izzah Hasan Basri fixed Dec 9 for mention and for the autopsy report to be produced.

It was reported that the former lorry attendant was jailed five months and 10 days in jail for causing hurt to Murugammal.

He was released from prison less than a month ago (on Oct 12) before he was arrested as a suspect in her murder.

He allegedly burst into the house after a drinking binge and accused his wife of having an affair.

A fight started and the man grabbed a 32cm-long knife and stabbed his wife several times.

Drenched in blood, Murugammal ran out to her neighbour's house screaming for help. She died moments later.