LONDON: A Pakistani man has been imprisoned in the UK for beating his wife with a hammer after she forgot to cook his dinner. 21-year-old Mohsin Akram shouted ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’ when he attacked her while drunk at their home in Cardiff. After his arrest, the case was brought to the court where the man was identified as Pakistani asylum seeker. It was stated that he had met his victim on Facebook and they got married so that he would get a visa. It was also said that he would not allow his 20-year-old wife to leave their home and did not let her have a mobile phone or internet access. He has now been jailed for 15 months for pleading guilty to ‘Actual Body Harm’ (ABH) and was told that he could stay in the UK when he is released. The man subjected his wife to a 10-minute attack in the early hours of December 24 when he returned drunk from a night out. She was so scared that she left her four-month-old baby inside the house when she managed to flea, pretending she was going to get credit for the electric metre. Once she was outside she begged three girls for help on the street. In the time she was gone, Akram filed a missing persons’ report. Prosecutor Stephen Donoghue said: ‘He completely lost his temper and started to talk about teaching her a lesson, how to be a good wife.
‘He then picked up one of the hammers and began hitting her, she put her arms above her head to protect herself. The lady’s counsel said after the case: ‘The judge could have said he is to be deported but didn’t. There are so many reasons why he should be deported. ‘He is an asylum seeker but actually went out of the country last year. He has the stamps on his passport, how can they let an asylum go there, come back and continue life as normal.’ She added: ‘We met on Facebook and the first time we saw each other was in August 2013, we used to keep our relationship on Skype before we met,’ she said. Judge Tom Crowther said: ‘On the night of December 23 last year you left her and your infant son at home to go out socialising. ‘When you came back, you were plainly intoxicated and aggressive. ‘You aroused [her] from her sleep, complained loudly about the fact she had not cooked for you, made upsetting comments about her appearance and her behaviour as a wife. ‘It seems to me you wanted not a real person but some imaginary figure who not only would bear your children but would constantly dote on you. He has also been stopped by the court to approach his wife.