A Pakistani asylum seeker has been jailed for beating his wife with a hammer because she forgot to cook his dinner and a beating would teach her how ‘to be a good wife.’
Mohsin Akram, 21, told his wife, Mrs Hussain, before the vicious attack ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’ and then subjected her to a 10 minute attack while drunk at their home in Cardiff.
The court heard that the couple met on Facebook and they got married so that he could get a visa and would not allow her a mobile phone of internet access.
On the night of the attack Akram returned home drunk from a night out and lost his temper at his wife because she had not prepared his dinner.
He then subjected her to a 10 minute attack in-front of their four-month-old baby before Mrs Hussain managed to flee.
Mrs Hussain then begged three girls for help on the street.
One of the girls who found her said: ‘Even though it was night-time, we were stood underneath an outdoor light and could clearly see she had cuts and a bruise on the side of her hand.’
Prosecutor Stephen Donoghue said: ‘He completely lost his temper and started to talk about teaching her a lesson, how to be a good wife.
‘He then picked up one of the hammers and began hitting her, she put her arms above her head to protect herself.
Mrs hussain pleaded with her husband to stop, telling him he was hurting her, to which he replied: “you’ve had your chance to be a good wife”.’
He has now been jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to ABH but was told he will not be deported back to Pakistan.
Mrs Hussain said after the case: ‘The judge could have said he is to be deported but didn’t. There are so many reasons why he should be deported.
‘He is an asylum seeker but actually went out of the country last year. He has the stamps on his passport, how can they let an asylum go there, come back and continue life as normal.
‘I was pregnant at home, he left and broke the baby’s money box and went to Pakistan partying, he was there for three weeks.’
She added: ‘We met on Facebook and the first time we saw each other was in August 2013, we used to keep our relationship on Skype before we met,’ she added.
‘At the time his appeal was still in progress, his asylum status had not been granted. His higher tribunal hearing for his appeal, because he’s under social services, was separate.
‘By November 2014 he started discussing it with me and he started pressuring me to enter into a civil partnership, ready for this tribunal.
‘After we got married in February 2015, that’s when the real abusive relationship started.
‘In May 2015 his tribunal came, I went there and helped him with it. He presented me as his wife and that he had been in a general relationship with me since 2013, so it looked good as well.’
As well as the prison sentence he was given a restraining order stopping him from approaching Mrs Hussain.