A 37-year-old man named Anton Nuryanto, was detained in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Indonesia, for violently attacking his wife after she rejected having sex with him.
According to police, Anton was lying in bed with his 34-year-old wife and their youngest of three children on Friday at around 5 in the morning when he asked his wife if they could have sex.
The wife declined Anton many times before he got up to take a machete from the cabinet and slashed FA’s neck with it, while their child watched in horror.
“The child just waited quiet, powerless to do anything,” Tanjung Priok Police Precinct Chief Supriyanto said at a press conference for the matter today.
The woman survived the assault and, along with her child, asked for help after Anton ran away.
Their next-door-neighbor promptly came to their support and officers caught Anton not far off from their home. She was treated at the Koja General Hospital and is revealing signs of improvement.
“She is getting better and is now able to speak,” Supriyanto said.
Anton was filed with domestic violence that caused worsened bodily harm, which is a violation of the law punishable by up to 10 years in prison.