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Woman sustains 11 slash wounds in S'kan robbery
Published on: Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sandakan: A local woman had to be rushed to hospital for multiple injuries after she was robbed at her house in Kampung Sungai Kayu, Jalan Airport, Mile 7, here, Thursday.

Two gold necklaces were also reported missing following the incident.

Hospital reports showed the 53-year-old woman sustained 11 slash wounds on her body, including her neck and chest.

The woman is said to have just completed surgery and warded at the hospital's intensive care unit at press time.

District Police Chief ACP Mohd Azhar Hamin said initial findings showed that about 6.18am that day, the woman was found lying in a pool of blood by her sibling who stayed in a house just 20 metres away from hers.


The woman had earlier phoned her younger brother telling him that she had been robbed.

This prompted him to rush to her house where he found his sister lying on the living room floor, in pain but still conscious.

The man sought help from his in-law and together they rushed her to the Duchess of Kent Hospital where she was admitted to the emergency ward.

Further investigations showed the woman is a divorcee with two children who are not staying with her.


It was learnt that her ex-husband stays at Kampung Batu Putih Baru at Mile 7, here, and that the woman would sleep over at her sibling's house every night. She will return to switch off the lights at her house every morning and at the same time feed her cats.

The woman was believed to have related the incident to her sibling when he came to her aid and claimed that she was robbed by an acquaintance who happened to be her neighbour.

The suspect, known only as Eb, is a paperless Filipino in his 40s, who was on many occasions hired by villagers to cut their grass or to do handyman work. It was learnt that the suspect had been living in the village since 2008.

Azhar said efforts are being done to track down the suspect. - Mardinah Jikur

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