Story By: Simon Glover, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@inforoadblockjpjpolis
This was the horrific injury suffered by a young woman when her Bangladeshi ex-boyfriend cut her face open in a shopping centre after she refused to take him back.
The 24-year-old, whose name has not been released, was left with a 12.7-centimetre (5-inch) jagged wound running from her left cheek, across the top of her mouth and across the full length of her right cheek.
It happened after she was approached by her former boyfriend in a shopping centre in the city of Petaling Jaya in western Malaysia’s Selangor state.
The man, reportedly a Bangladeshi national in his 20s, walked up to her and pleaded with her to take him back.
But when she refused, he produced a weapon, identified by cops only as a sharp object, and allegedly slashed her face open.
The woman was rushed by ambulance to the University of Malaya Medical Centre in the nearby capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
She was allowed to go home the following day but is expected to require plastic surgery to avoid being left disfigured by the attack.
Police arrested her attacker who faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm with a dangerous weapon.
Assistant Police Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Dine said he had been detained in custody while the investigation into the attack, which happened in the Damansara Jaya area of the city, continues.
Petaling Jaya, commonly called ‘PJ’ by locals, originally developed as a satellite township of Kuala Lumpur but has developed into a major city in its own right.