Man arrested for allegedly trying to kill his wife after divorce request
JAKARTA — A nasi padang (rice served with various side dishes) seller in Buaran Indah, Tangerang, was arrested by the police last Friday for allegedly trying to murder his wife.
“The suspect was upset with the victim because she wanted to divorce him. He then allegedly stabbed the victim three times,” Tangerang Police chief Comr. Ewo Samono told kompas.com on Saturday.
It all began on Dec. 31, 2018 when Nawier invited Afriyanti to his stall to pick up the divorce letter.
However, when she arrived and asked for the letter, he became upset and pulled a knife from his pocket.
He then allegedly stabbed her in the right arm, shoulder and back.
An unconscious and bleeding Afriyanti was taken to hospital by nearby residents.
After receiving the report, the police investigated and arrested Nawier at a motorcycle workshop in Cipinang, East Jakarta, on Friday.
Nawier tried to commit suicide by drinking battery acid. Police claim he failed because of their intervention.
He said during questioning, according to police, he suspected that his wife had cheated on him, hence the divorce request.
Nawier will be charged under Article 340 of the Criminal Code on premeditated murder in conjunction with Article 44 of Law No. 23/2004 on domestic violence.
“We have taken the suspect to the Tangerang police station for further questioning,” Ewo said.
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