SINGAPORE - A cleaner who kicked the legs of his girlfriend and used a fork to stab her hands a few times was jailed for four months on Monday (Feb 26).
At about 11.30pm on March 16 last year, Mohd Adzahar Ibrahim, 48, went to the home of Ms Nur Ain Natasha Hussain, 38, to settle an ongoing dispute between them, the court heard.
During the argument, he got angry and kicked her legs two to three times. He then took a fork from the kitchen and continued arguing with her while holding the fork to scare her.
When she tried to leave her home in Sin Ming, he stopped her and tried to attack her with the fork. She raised her hands to defend herself, but he was undeterred, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Jotham Tay.
Adzahar stabbed her hands three to four times. The fight eventually stopped, and Ms Ain threw the fork into the rubbish chute.
The next morning, they argued again. Out of fear, Ms Ain called the police and subsequently sought medical attention, the court heard.
She was found to have multiple cuts on both hands, with puncture wounds in her left hand and thumb. She underwent surgery twice.
Ms Ain was hospitalised until March 20 last year, and given 10 days of hospitalisation leave.
The court heard that the couple are still together.
Adzahar, who admitted to his offence, could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.