Sunday July 1, 2012
Unidentified assailants chop off woman’s right hand in early morning incident
By LEONARD PHANG
KUCHING: A woman had her right hand severed by two assailants at a coffee shop at Sungai Maong.
Prior to the incident early yesterday morning, the victim — known as Tang, 53, a timber company manager, went to the shop to have breakfast with her 60-year-old husband, known as Lam. They reached the shop at around 7am.
After their breakfast, Lam went to buy newspapers and once he left, the two assailants came into the coffee shop armed with knives and slashed Tang’s right hand.
Both of the assailants were wearing full-faced helmets and they left after the attack.
Tang heard his wife yelling for help and dashed over to the coffee shop and rushed her to Sarawak General Hospital.
He also brought along the severed right hand to the hospital. At press time, doctors are still attempting to re-attach the hand.
According to one of the stall operators, he saw the assailants arrive in a silver Myvi and were already there even before the couple arrived.
Kuching deputy police chief Supt Pauzi Bujang confirmed the case.