Woman stabs herself during fight with boyfriend

Knife-fightPETALING JAYA: She was only trying to protect herself, but a woman who got into a fight with her boyfriend ended up stabbing herself in the chest instead.

When met at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar, the 25-year-old told The Star that her 16-year-old boyfriend had started to beat her up after suspecting her of having an affair.

“I then ran to the kitchen to grab a knife to protect myself. In a brief struggle, I accidentally stabbed myself,” she was quoted as saying.

According to Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Rozi Jidin, the victim’s step-father rushed her to the hospital after learning of the incident from the boyfriend.

He added that the boyfriend was arrested later that day.

Rozi said the boyfriend, who was also injured in the quarrel, tested positive for methamphetamine.

He is on remand for four days until Wednesday.