Man jailed for attacking wife's lover with choppers

A production worker, who returned home early from work to find his wife having sex with another man. was jailed for two months on Monday for attacking his wife's lover with two choppers.

Zhuang Minhai, 29, attacked Mr Zhang Zhiyang, 22, who as a result sustained a 8cm-long cut and a fracture of his right arm. Both men and Zhuang's wife, Ms Lin Liyun, 29, are Chinese nationals. They all worked at the same factory.

A district court heard that on April 26, Zhuang was scheduled to work the night shift however he went home at 8.30pm because he was feeling unwell. When he returned to their rented room at Boon Lay Drive, he found his wife in bed with Mr Zhang.

He punched the other man on the back several times and told him to leave the room. When Mr Zhang refused, Zhuang went to the kitchen and armed himself with two choppers.

Mr Zhang was able to evade the first two swings of the choppers but he was slashed by the third attack. He left the flat and sought treatment at the National University Hospital. He underwent surgery the next day. The landlady called the police after the commotion

Zhuang pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to Mr Zhang. Defence counsel Justin Phua said that his client had paid the victim $4,000 to cover the medical expenses and a further $5,000 in compensation.

The lawyer also told the court that Zhuang, who had worked here since 2001, had a "heart-to-heart talk" with Ms Lin and has forgiven her.

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