MARANG: A woman has died, believed from a heart attack, after she was almost raped by an intruder in her house in Bukit Payong here.
The 47-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Bukit Payong Health Clinic at 4.10am today while receiving treatment.
Marang police chief Superintendent Mohd Suhaimi Ali said a masked man armed with a machete broke into the victim’s house at about 12.10am. It was learnt that the woman’s husband was not at home at the time of the incident.
“The suspect then tried to rape the victim but she put up a fight. She tried to take the mask off the man. Fearing his identity could be revealed, the man fled,” Mohd Suhaimi said.
Mohd Suhaimi said soon after the incident, the victim managed to inform her family members but a few hours later, her husband found her in a weak state.
The husband then took her to the clinic but she died while receiving treatment.
“There were no injuries on her body but based on our investigation, the victim had a heart problem.
“We are on a hunt for the suspect and the case is being investigated under Section 376/511 of the Penal Code for attempted rape and Section 448 of the same Code for house trespassing.