A project manager only goes to sleep during the day when the wife is not around as he feared being beaten up by her, reported Harian Metro.
His wife had wanted a divorce but he had refused, despite knowing that she was having an affair with a lecturer.
It was then that she turned violent scratching his shoulders, strangling him and even trying to stab him with a screwdriver.
A police source said the abuse started in March when he demanded that his wife confess about the affair. Instead, she hit him and lodged a false police report against him.
A month later, the husband, 42, was abused by his wife again when he refused to go to the Syariah Court to file for a divorce.
"The victim stayed with his friend for more than a month because he was afraid of his wife," said the source, adding that the husband eventually moved back home but would sleep when his wife was out.
Worried for his safety, the husband lodged a report at the Sentul police station.