M. Sugu was arrested today (Wednesday, 22nd July) following allegations that he had physically abused his wife S. Pavithra.
The 29-year-old was photographed wearing a purple lock-up attire when he arrived in a police van at the court compound this morning at 10am. The Magistrate’s court has since issued a 3-day remand order against the abuser.
NST reported that the argument between the Indian celebrity couple took place at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s (HRPB) parking space on Monday (20th July) night around 10pm. Apparently Sugu resented Pavithra for not crediting him during her Ipoh City Icon award event earlier in the day.
“The argument continued the next day where the man wanted to go to the hospital to find the wife’s sister. The man who was under the influence of alcohol had called up the wife’s sister to meet her but to no avail. This led the man hitting his wife,” an insider told the publication.
“At about 5:54pm on the same day, the hospital’s guard house received a call from a nurse saying that a drunk man armed with a grass sickle was about to enter the hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ward,” he added. The same person also shared that Sugu had been searching for Pavithra’s brother-in-law after the drama happened.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz confirmed that the suspect is currently being investigated under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offences Weapon Act 1958.
Hopefully Pavithra isn’t too badly injured.