A Malaysian of Indian origin was on Wednesday sentenced to seven months and three weeks’ jail for terrorising his girlfriend by beating her, smashing her cellphone after swallowing a SIM card, tearing up her passport and choking her along with his hand.
Paartiban Maniam’s sentence was backdated to March 12 when he was arrested and remanded, TODAY newspaper reported.
The 30-year-old Malaysian pleaded responsible to 2 costs every of prison intimidation, committing mischief and inflicting harm to his companion.
He was intoxicated on all these events.
District Decide James Elisha Lee took into consideration six different comparable costs for sentencing functions.
The court docket heard that Paartiban dated his 38-year-old colleague for about two to 3 years. They lived collectively together with her uncle in Singapore from December final 12 months till January 23, when he first assaulted her.
She ended the connection round early March.
Paartiban had gone out for drinks along with his associates on January 23 earlier than getting right into a dispute with the sufferer over the cellphone. When he acquired residence, he accused her of being with one other man and verbally abused her.
When her uncle took them all the way down to the void deck of the housing block the place he lived with the intention to settle issues, Paartiban slapped and punched his girlfriend. The older man needed to inform him to cease.
Again on the uncle’s flat, Paartiban positioned a kitchen knife near his girlfriend’s neck, threatening to kill her. He later struck her head with a wood kitchen towel holder.
Upset, she wrestled the holder from him and hit him with it, too.
Her uncle ultimately known as the police.
Paartiban was arrested earlier than being launched on police bail.
A couple of month later, on Febuary 28, Paartiban had moved out of the flat however returned.
When his girlfriend refused to let him in, he dislodged the steel gate on the important door by pulling it away from the wall forcefully. He then entered the flat, snatched her cellphone away and punched her face.
Throughout their argument, he pointed a fruit knife at her chest and mentioned in Tamil that he would “positively kill” her.
He later pointed a pair of scissors at her stomach space, threatening as soon as once more to kill her. She managed to calm him down and he put the scissors down earlier than punching her shoulder.
Afraid of what he would do, she complied along with his directions to pack her belongings and depart with him.
All this time, he continued to shout at her, punched her shoulder once more, then tore up her Malaysian passport, based on TODAY’s report.
Upon attending to the bottom ground of the block, she cooked up an excuse, walked away and requested a passer-by to name the police for her.
Paartiban was arrested and launched on police bail as soon as extra.
On March 11, he requested her to return his garments to him.
He took her to a multi-storey automotive park and mentioned that he wished to kill her that very day.
She refused to get right into a taxi that he had hailed, so he took her to a close-by bench.
When she sat on the bench, he fished a steel bottle cap from his pocket, bit it to sharpen it, and positioned it at her neck.
He then checked her cellphone, mentioned that she had known as different males the day before today, swallowed her SIM card and smashed the cellphone towards the bench a number of instances earlier than pocketing it. He additionally swung a bottle of alcohol in the direction of her head however missed.
He proceeded to drink the alcoholic beverage and smashed the bottle earlier than putting it close to her neck. He additionally mentioned that he would kill her that very same day earlier than killing himself.
He then picked up some shards from the bottle and requested her to observe him.
As she was consuming some water, he put his arm round her neck and choked her along with his hand. A police patrol automotive then handed them, prompting him to go away.
She then approached the police for help.
The prosecution sought seven to 10 months’ jail for Paartiban.
For prison intimidation, he might have been jailed for as much as two years or fined, or each.
For voluntarily inflicting harm, he might have been jailed for as much as three years or fined as much as SGD5,000, or each. And for committing mischief, he might have been jailed for as much as two years or fined, or each.
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