SEMPORNA – A 38-year-old housewife paid with her life for refusing to have sex with her husband.
The enraged 50-year-old slashed and stabbed her several times at their home in Kampung Pinggir Bakau after she turned down his advances at 4am yesterday.
Semporna police chief Supt Peter Umbuas said Norminah Bollok died of her injuries at the Semporna district hospital.
“Her husband has gone into hiding,” said Supt Umbuas. “The incident was reported to police by neighbours.
“The husband escaped with a bag containing his children’s documents,’’ Supt Umbuas said, adding that a samurai sword was recovered.
He said the couple who married in 1991 had eight children – four boys and four girls – aged between 13 and 22.
Supt Umbuas said police learned that the suspect woke up early and entered the wife’s room to have sex with her.
“When the woman denied his request, he got angry and slashed her with the sword.
“He immediately ran away from the house. The children rushed her to hospital,’’ he added.
Supt Umbuas said the man bought fish from the market and sold it to villagers.