Malaysia police searching for 2 men filmed hacking woman with parang


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Driven by jealousy, a man allegedly attacked his wife at her workplace, and a video clip of the incident has since gone viral.

The wife, 42-year-old Komathi Ramachan­dran, is being treated for injuries to her head, left wrist, legs and back at the Seremban Hospital.

In the two-and-a-half-minute video, a man is seen dragging and beating Madam Komathi in front of a blue car while screams can be heard in the background in an area believed to be in Klang.

Another man, brandishing a parang, then gets out of the car and walks towards his friend, who is dragging the woman towards the passenger side of the vehicle.

One of the suspects then swings the parang repeatedly at Madam Komathi, who is bundled into the car screaming.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli said on Thursday (March 8) that police were searching for the husband and the other man implicated in the attack.

He said the suspects had driven the victim to the hospital before fleeing.

The couple's 13-year-old son, he said, had lodged a police report on Thursday after being told by his aunt that his father and a friend had gone to his mother's workplace in Taman Klang Jaya and allegedly forced her into their car with a parang.

"The boy claimed that he had not been able to contact his parents since the incident.

"The motive of the attack was believed to be jealousy as the husband suspected that his wife was having an affair." ACP Shamsul said.