Block 399 on Yishun Avenue 6, Singapore, where the incident happened. Photo: Google Maps

A 44-year-old Vietnamese woman was arrested after she flew into a rage and inflicted serious injuries to her 51-year-old Singaporean husband with a potato peeler and golf club. Her husband had arrived home late.

Zhong Zhengye and Phan Thi Ngoc Dung had been dating for nine years before marrying in September 2014, the Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported Sunday. Zhong arranged for Phan and her daughter from a previous marriage to move to Singapore after their marriage.

Three years ago after they moved to a flat in Block 399 on Yishun Avenue, Zhong became very busy in his job as the head of business development in the company and his wife, who was a full-time housewife and only worked part-time jobs, became unhappy and frequently argued with him. The wife then started sleeping in her daughter’s room.

At 4 am on March 29, Zhong again arrived home after working late, which enraged his wife. She stabbed him with a potato peeler and hit him in the head with a golf club. Injured and bleeding severely, Zhong ran to the living room and called police while his 18-year-old stepdaughter restrained her mother.

Zhong was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage and could not see out of his left eye. He underwent two surgeries on April 2 and 9, and had to return for check-ups.

Meanwhile, his wife has been detained and has been undergoing an evaluation at the Institute of Mental Health until a court hearing scheduled for April 12.

If found guilty of voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means, she could face life imprisonment, or up to 15 years in jail as well as a fine or caning.

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