05 Dec '11, 7am

Man jailed, caned for violently abusing wife

SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old odd job labourer was jailed 15 months and given six strokes of the cane for abusing his wife in their Bedok South flat. The court heard they had an argument over his method of disciplining their two-year-old daughter. Abdul Haleem Mohamed Nasser slapped his wife and hit her with his elbow, fracturing the 25-year-old woman's ribs. He also tied her hands and legs with a roll of sticky tape and wires from their kitchen after stripping her naked. When she shouted, he stuffed cloth in her mouth, and also threatened to leave her outside their flat naked. Abdul Haleem pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing grievous hurt and another count of criminal intimidation. The couple has another daughter aged four. In his mitigation, Abdul Haleem's lawyer, Mr Jason Dendroff, disputed that Abdul Haleem stripped his wife. He said she was already naked and...

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