Singapore

Man bashes lover until she bleeds, loses two teeth

A Malaysian storekeeper was jailed 16 months and ordered to be given three strokes of the cane on Monday (July 13) for bashing his lover until she lost two teeth and suffered multiple facial fractures.

The assault took place at Novena Square 2, in front of their two daughters and horrified members of the public.

Karunagaran Ratnam, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to Ms Kalaivani Sakaran in September 2014.

They are not married and have four children. When their 22-year relationship hit the rocks, she began avoiding him.

On Sept 14 last year, Karunagaran tracked her down at her workplace near Novena Square 2 and later assaulted her at the shopping mall.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 14. 

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