Jul 11, 2013

    Cleaner hit wife with hockey stick

    THINKING that his wife was cheating on him after finding a pair of men's shoes at home, a 31-year-old cleaner hit her thrice with a hockey stick.

    What Mohamad Jumahad Abdul did not know then was that the shoes belonged to his wife's godbrother, a secondary-school student. He also did not realise that his wife was one month into her pregnancy then.

    Housewife Hasnah Johari, 25, suffered a 4cm cut on her head and bruises on her waist and leg.

    She cried when her husband was sentenced yesterday to three months in jail for injuring her with a weapon on March 27.

    The couple had reconciled after the attack. Their first child is due in early October.

    The court heard how the cleaner had moved out of their home in Tiong Bahru on March 22, after disagreements with his wife.

    He returned five days later at 9.30pm. His wife was not at home, but he found a bag and a pair of men's shoes in the flat.

    He picked up his hockey stick to confront her.

    She returned 15 minutes later with her godbrother, who left when ordered to do so by Mohamad Jumahad.

    The couple quarrelled and he hit her with the hockey stick. The blows landed on her calf, head and waist. She called the police after he left.

    She told The Straits Times that the bag and shoes that sparked off the dispute belonged to her godbrother.

    Mohamad Jumahad pleaded guilty last week. He could have been jailed up to seven years, fined and caned.