PASIR MAS, Malaysia: A spurned suitor turned violent and rammed his car into a vehicle driven by a woman who had rejected his proposal to be his third wife.
The man, an enforcement officer with the state Religious Affairs Department, not only damaged the woman's car but also threatened to kill her.
The woman, a 22-year-old insurance clerk, was not hurt in the incident but was badly shaken up as this was the first time the man had turned violent after threatening her several times.
The woman said he had been threatening her ever since she rejected his proposal earlier this year.
He even demanded repayment for all the money he had spent on her over the past few months.
She said the road incident happened on Saturday afternoon while she was driving along Cabang Empat Tok Uban.
The man was believed to have tailed her and crashed his car into her car.
"I was so shocked. I had not realised that he had been following me.
"I immediately sped off but when I reached a junction, he rammed into my car again.
"When I stopped my car, he abused me and threatened to kill me if he saw me again," she said.
The woman contacted her boyfriend and when he arrived at the scene, both men started trading blows until villagers pulled them apart.
The man then left.
All three then lodged separate reports at the Pasir Mas police station yesterday.
Kelantan Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Mazlan Lazim confirmed that three reports were lodged.
The woman said she could not believe the officer was willing to go to such an extent just because she had rejected his proposal.
"I didn't want to be his third wife. He also has five children."
She said they had known each other since last year when the man, from Wakaf Che Yeh in Kota Baru, came to her office to renew his car insurance.
"I have gone out with him several times.
"He said he wanted to give me a treat as I had helped him in his insurance matters.
"He also gave me RM500 when I told him I planned to further my studies.
"He, however, changed when I rejected his proposal earlier this year.
"He demanded for the RM500 and all the money that he had spent when he had gone out with me." -NST