S’pore man allegedly kills wife’s lover

MALAYSIA - A Singaporean man who found his wife's lover in his home in Malaysia allegedly went on a rampage, killing the lover and injuring his wife.

This reportedly took place in front of his seven-year-old son.

The man then fled the home in Triang, Pahang.

Malaysian police have launched a manhunt for him, Malaysia's The Star reported.

The man, said to be a taxi driver in his 40s, is reported to have heard that his wife had brought a man to their home and he rushed there from Singapore.

Seeing his Malaysian wife's lover in his home, he reportedly confronted him, stabbing and slashing the 32-year-old Chinese national repeatedly.

The lover, who was in his underwear, fell to the floor bleeding. He managed to crawl down the stairs, but he died in the hall.

He then turned on his screaming wife, slashing her with the knife as she tried to run away.

The wife, who is in her 30s, managed to lock herself in a room and she called her younger brother for help.

The S'porean then left the scene.

Hospitalised

The woman suffered cuts on her back and is in hospital.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the couple have three children, aged two to seven.

The wife had taken one of the sonswith her to her home town last month because of family problems, the Chinese daily reported.

The man was reportedly a gambler who hit her when he lost money.

The couple, who used to live together in Singapore, bought the home in Triang after they were married.

The woman, worried that her husband would look for her there, had changed the locks of their Malaysian home, but he broke the door open.

Her lover had reportedly quit his job in Singapore to accompany her to Malaysia because he was worried about her safety.

Malaysian authorities said they have notified the Singapore police about the incident.


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