A 30- year-old woman of Swan village, Kuru Kururu, is clinging to life this morning after she was attacked and badly chopped to her body by her common law husband yesterday.
The man later took his own life, a short distance from where he attacked the woman.
According to a Police report, the victim has been identified as Malicia Andrews. The dead reputed husband has been identified as Ian English.
The two were reportedly experiencing problems in their relationship. It is reported that on Tuesday, the woman’s mother attempted to counsel the man about the issues in the relationship.
However, he suddenly barged out of the meeting, armed himself with a cutlass and attacked his reputed wife.
The attacker was later noticed cutting a rope and running into the bushes in the area.
As the injured woman was being rushed to the hospital, the lifeless body of her attacker, who was the father of her child, was found dangling from a tree.
This morning the matter is under police investigation.