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Man gets 21 months' jail and 3 strokes of the rotan for punching and kicking girlfriend

Published on Mar 13, 2014 12:04 PM

An unemployed man who assaulted his girlfriend and left her with rib fractures and bruises was jailed for 21 months and ordered to be given three strokes of the cane on Thursday.

Lim Cheng Hian, 34, had been drinking when he subjected his then girlfriend to a two-hour ordeal, slapping, punching, kicking and even cutting her thigh with a knife. He pleaded guilty to three of five charges.

A district court heard that the victim, Ms Chin Yin Choo, 35, moved into Lim's flat in Sengkang in April 2012 after they dated for about two months.

Sometime between June and July that year, the couple were walking back from a mall when Lim bought some alcohol from Cheers minimart.

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