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Unfaithful husband jailed for punching wife at West Coast home till her jaw fractured

An unfaithful husband beat his wife up because he thought she was cheating on him.

Loo Wee Kiat, 36, punched Ms Tan Mei Ying repeatedly in the face and stopped only when he noticed her bleeding from the mouth.

Ms Tan, 33, was later diagnosed in hospital with fractures on both sides of her jaw, and a cut inside her mouth, reported The Straits Times.

Loo, who is unemployed, was sentenced to eight weeks in jail on Tuesday (Jan 27).

The incident happened on Jan 7 last year at their home at West Coast Road, a week after Ms Tan had moved out because of Loo’s infidelity.

Just after midnight, Ms Tan returned to the flat while a female friend waited at the carpark.

Quarrelling

The couple started quarrelling, and Ms Tan tried to leave.

But Loo, who had earlier drunk a few glasses of beer, would not allow her to, and started punching her.

Their children woke up because of the argument and began crying when they saw their mother bleeding.

Loo said later that he had wanted to stop her from leaving the flat as he suspected she was having an affair.

The man is out on court bail of $15,000. The judge granted his request to celebrate Chinese New Year before serving his term.

For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Source: The Straits Times

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