Husband and brother jailed for ‘honour-based’ beating on wife who they suspected of having affair

Two brothers have been jailed for beating a woman in what has been described as an honour punishment because the believed she was having an affair.

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Tariq Sait (left) and Taheer Sait (right)

Tahir Sait, 41, and Tariq Sait, 49, both confronted the woman before assaulting her in her bedroom while the children were downstairs.

The victim Mrs Parveen, who is married to Tahir Sait, was subjected to a violent assault in which her husband and his brother struck her in the face, put fingers in her eye socket and pulled her lips.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Tariq Sait also kicked her in the back, stamped on her and pulled her hair.

Both men then left the house leaving Mrs Parveen bruised and bleeding from her face and lips.

They also took her phone and house keys so she would not be able to call for help.

Tahir Sait, from Bradford, pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and causing her actual bodily harm on August 23 last year and was jailed for 21 months.

Tariq Sait, a cab driver, also from Bradford, was yesterday convicted of the offence after a trial and was jailed for two years.

Mr Grant told the court: “It was effectively honour-based violence.”

Michael Collins, barrister for Tariq Sait, said he was married with four children and helped to care for two of the youngsters who were severely disabled.

Jon Gregg, for Tahir Sait, said almost every member of the family had disowned him because he had named his older brother as joining in the attack.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said Tahir Sait had got it into his head “probably wrongly” that his wife was having an affair.

He went on to say that in his “nasty and jealous state of mind” he first verbally abused her and then “organised and encouraged” his brother to join him.

“This is a nasty and bad offence of its sort,” Judge Thomas said.

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