Police Investigating Allegation that YouTube Sensation Pavithra Hit by Husband

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The police are investigating allegations that YouTube sensation S Pavithra was hit by her husband M Sugu, who has since been detained.

According to sources, the incident took place at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital on Tuesday (July 21).

“Pavithra was visiting a relative who was in labour.

“Her husband, who was said to be drunk, had a dispute with her and hit her,” said the source, adding that the man had also brought a sickle to the hospital.

“The dispute is believed to be because Pavithra didn’t mention his name when receiving an award on Monday (July20),” he also said.

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On Monday, Pavithra had received the title of “Ipoh City Icon” from mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.

The exclusive title is given to Ipoh-born individuals for their success. Among the previous recipients is actress Michelle Yeoh.

When contacted, Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A Asmadi Abdul Aziz confirmed Sugu’s arrest.

“We are currently investigating the case,” he said.

Meanwhile the Ipoh Magistrate Court has granted a three-day remand order for Sugu to facilitate investigations under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapon Act 1958.

Clad in purple lock-up attire, the man who was handcuffed arrived at the court compound in a police van at about 10am.

Pavithra and Sugu became YouTube sensations after they uploaded a series of her cooking, under the “Sugu Pavithra” channel during the MCO.

On July 9, the couple met Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who had gifted them a camera tripod, a microwave oven, a rice cooker and cooking utensils.