Mohsin Akram, 21, forbade wife Mariam Hussain, 20, from leaving her house, owning a mobile phone or accessing the internet. While in a drunken stupor he launched a horrific hammer attack on his wife after she had forgotten to cook his dinner, leaving her with wounds to her back and arms.
Cardiff Crown Court heard Mrs Hussein testify that the 60-minute attack left her “bruised all over”. She eventually managed to escape and get help. Police arrived at the house to find Akram outside claiming to be looking for his wife.
Stephen Donoghue, prosecuting, said, “He was expecting her to have made him food. He 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.”
Mrs Hussain was treated at the University of Wales Hospital for injuries including cuts to her arms, fingers and back. She had also sustained bruising as a result of the attack.
Akram admitted actual bodily harm and criminal damage and was jailed for 15 months with the judge deciding not to issue a deportation order on completion of his sentence. The wife-beater was also given a restraining order which states he must not contact Mrs Hussain or go within 50 yards of her home.
However, Mrs Hussain was not happy with the outcome, stating, “There are so many reasons why he should be deported.” She has filed for divorce since the attack.