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Ajman man who tortured wife sentenced to jail

 

DUBAI – A woman who was tortured for more than a month by her own husband in Ajman has told the court of the horrors she endured while locked up in their apartment.

“He shaved my eyebrows and my hair, pulled out my teeth and choked me with his hands,” the woman told the Ajman Criminal Court in her testimony.

Her abuser was sentenced to 15 months in jail, according to reports on Monday (May 3). He will be deported after serving his jail term.

The court convicted the husband of physical assault, illegal confinement, issuing insults and causing permanent disability. The court did not disclose further details about the identities of man and the victim.

The case unfolded after the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of multiple injuries in January. This gave her the chance to report the abuse to police.

“He insulted me, locked me up and tortured me,” the woman testified. “It happened repeatedly that he heated different objects then burnt me with them.”

A medical report confirmed that she suffered permanent disabilities and scars on her face and body after her husband tortured her by shaving her eyebrows, burning parts of her body and pulling out her teeth.

The couple’s housemaid also testified hearing the victim’s screams as the latter was tortured and locked up in their bedroom for more than a month.

The man had denied assaulting the woman, claiming that she inflicted the wounds on herself. Prosecutors, however, said he assaulted her due to jealousy when she talked to other people. ICA/Expat Media


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