Daro, Malaysia: Wednesday.
A housewife was attacked by her own husband when she pleaded for money to bring her sick child for treatment. This happened in the town of Sibu about two hours boat trip from Daro. Going by the name of Lucy, the lady found out that her child was sick when she came back from work in the afternoon. Hence, she intended to bring him to a private clinic.
Going to a government’s hospital or clinic would certainly meant long queues and hours of waiting. This would mean time wasted. So, a private clinic is her choice.
Working as a saleslady, Lucy could not afford to pay the cost of the treatment. Her husband who is a contractor is better off, so she thought. Leaving the child to fend for himself is too dangerous and she cannot afford to apply for leave from her job.
Thus, she approached her husband knowing well that her chances is slim. Well, she got the worse. After treating her own bruises, she decided now is the time to make a stand. She filed a police report and moved in with her relatives.