A WOMAN is unable to walk after her partner allegedly struck her with a timber at her back following an argument over the weekend in Ulawa Island, Makira Province.
Reports reaching the paper said, the incident occurred on Saturday at Rehia village.
The impact of the hit was said to have affected her spinal cord and she is now bed-ridden under medical observation.
The husband who was allegedly intoxicated at that time got into argument with her wife.
It was during the course of the heated argument that the husband snatched a timber and landed it at her wife’s back.
Following the hit, the woman was rushed to the nearby area health centre for medical attention.
She is now under close medical observation. Its likely further medical attention will be sought.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Makira/Ulawa Province, Richard Hane confirmed the incident in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday.
Mr Hane said his office was immediately alerted on Saturday afternoon following the incident.
“We were being alerted on Saturday afternoon following the incident.”
As of yesterday police have prepared themselves and are expected to travel to Ulawa today to conduct investigation and to arrest the suspect.
“This matter is very serious and the husband will be arrested once charges are laid,” Mr Hane said.
The PCC said, the mother is currently being hospitalised under the care of the health workers there.
“The report that was relayed to us on Saturday revealed her husband hurt the mother’s spinal cord and she is unable to walk.”
With the current Easter long break Mr Hane callson all fathers in the province and the country to respect their wives during this period.
“As a police officer I would like to urge all husbands in the country to please respect your wives, our mothers and young women.
“Mothers have big responsibilities in our homes. Ahat happens over the weekend is very serious and unacceptable, therefore I call on every men in the country to respect our mothers and don’t hurt them,” the Provincial police boss said.
By DENVER NEWTER