SINGAPORE — A man who was unhappy about being confronted by his wife about suspected affairs pulled her hair and slapped her face repeatedly while she was carrying her three-year-old son, a community court heard.
The 26-year-old man also threatened to kill his 30-year-old wife.
At the State Courts on Wednesday (11 December), the perpetrator pleaded guilty to one charge of causing hurt.
Another count of criminal intimidation will be considered when he is sentenced next month.
The couple cannot be named to protect the identity of the boy.
Wife suspected affairs
On 5 December last year, the wife and her son went to the man’s workplace to fetch him, the court heard.
“As the victim suspected that the accused was having an affair with his female colleagues, she confronted him,” said Deputy Public Prosecutor Kwang Jia Min.
The couple, both Singaporeans, then quarrelled.
The wife and her son later took a taxi home while the man took a separate taxi home.
At about 11pm, the wife and her son came home to find the man already in the bedroom.
“The victim wanted to continue asking him questions pertaining to his relationship with his female colleagues. This angered the accused,” said DPP Kwang.
While the wife was carrying her son, the man pulled her hair and slapped her face multiple times. She had abrasions on her face.
At about 3.30am the next morning, the man also said to her, “don’t make me take knife and kill you”.
The wife called the police hotline shortly to say, “My husband beat me until my whole face swollen and then he just now take knife say he want to kill me. I do not want police to come. I go to police station later make report. I do not want to give you my address.”
The man is expected to be sentenced on 9 January.
The maximum punishment for causing hurt is up to two years’ jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
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