The 20-year-old woman was arrested and released after questioning last night. Her husband is still in police custody.
UPDATEDPETALING JAYA: The police have arrested the first wife of a mechanic who was caught on video abusing his three-year-old son from his second wife.
Selangor CID deputy chief ACP Rusdi Md Isa was reported by Bernama as saying that the woman was arrested at about 10pm last night and later released after questioning.
“The 20-year-old woman had recorded the video clip when the suspect was abusing the victim,” he said.
He added that the police had also taken a statement from the victim’s 29-year-old mother. Her marriage to the suspect has not been registered.
He said so far the police have taken statements from four individuals: the step mother, the mother, a neighbour and a doctor.
Earlier North Klang district deputy police chief Supt Jani Ahmad told FMT that the man had two wives, and the abused boy was from the second wife.
On Tuesday, the video of the mechanic, 32, abusing his son went viral in Facebook, sparking outrage among users of the social networking portal.
The video, which runs for about eight minutes, shows the man punching the boy from the back and throwing the child on the couch before kicking him.
The man also seemed to be aware of his action being recorded on video, as he often turned at the camera.
Jani said that the abuse took place about two months ago and the man from Klang is being held under remand in Shah Alam till Saturday.
The toddler is now kept at the Klang hospital and is placed under the care of the Welfare Department
The police said the man was arrested after a report was lodged by someone who had recognised him in the video clip.