A 28 year old woman was hit with an axe by her boyfriend, all because her Facebook friends had complimented her on her beauty.
According to the New Straits Times, the incident happened on Thursday night when she returned to their home in Taman Pisang Awak, Kampung Melayu here.
As soon as she arrived, she got into an argument with her 52-year-old boyfriend.
He then reached for an axe, hit her on the hands and legs with the head, before chasing her out.
She lodged a police report the following day.
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said investigations suggested that the victim was hit out of jealousy.
“The suspect had thought that the victim had another boyfriend, although she denied it,” he told reporters.
Both have stayed together for the last two years and have a four-month-old daughter. They however have no marriage certificate.
Mior said the victim suffered a swollen right eye and bruises on her hands.
“The victim had initially decided not to prolong the case if the suspect agrees to come to the police station and promises not to hit her again in future.
“However, when we visited the house, the suspect had left, believed to have fled,” he said, adding that the suspect had previous records for drug offences, criminal intimidation and theft.
Mior added that the case was being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt.