He beat her up on wedding night

Susie and David met and fell in love when they were both patients at the Institute of Mental Health. Susie ignored the objections of her family and friends, who advised her against marrying another person with mental health issues, and agreed to tie
Susie and David met and fell in love when they were both patients at the Institute of Mental Health. Susie ignored the objections of her family and friends, who advised her against marrying another person with mental health issues, and agreed to tie the knot with David after thinking it through for a day.ST PHOTO: JANICE TAI

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Even on their wedding night, he had beaten her up.

Unhappy that they could not get a hotel room at short notice as all were fully booked, David shoved Susie (not their real names) to the ground and trod all over her back.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'He beat her up on wedding night'. Print Edition | Subscribe