Maguindanao police: Wife stabbed by husband for refusing to perform her ‘marital obligation’

COTABATO CITY – In another marital case, a woman aged 30 was reportedly stabbed by her husband because she has allegedly refused to have sex with him for almost two months, Maguindanao police have disclosed.

The woman’s husband, identified only as Mohaliden, 35, had just come home from work, the police said, when the husband reportedly asked of his wife her supposed marital obligation. For some reasons, the wife refused to have sex with him; as she had been allegedly refusing him for two months.

It must have dimmed her husband’s mind which caused him to stab his wife several times using a six-inch knife.

The incident took place in Barangay Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao at around 11 p.m., reports say.

The husband has been detained and faces charges for violating the Violence Against Women and Children Act, said Sultan Kudarat police chief Senior Inspector Esmael Madin.

As written in Senator Pia Cayetano’s “My Daily Race, “victims can take refuge in Republic Act 9262 otherwise known as the Anti-violence against Women and Children Act of 2004 which penalizes various forms of violence. A victim can also claim for damages.

If the courts have proven that the offender is guilty of the crime, he may be imprisoned and will be obliged to pay P100,000 to P300,000 in damages. The length of imprisonment depends on the gravity of the crime.

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