Mohsin Akram was found guilty in a court case after he drunkenly beat his wife’s face with a hammer one night after coming home late. The problem is, Akram is an asylum-seeker from Pakistan, and he should have been denied residency and deported. However, the judge decided not to do this, despite the gruesome facts.
The woman remains unnamed in the case, but she had married Akram and tried to help him get his paperwork. Until he turned on her, big time. He came home drunk one night, and complained that his wife had forgotten to make him dinner. He then grabbed the hammer and proceeded to hit her in the face and head with it, telling her “you’ve had your chance to be a good wife.”
Akron reportedly met his wife on Facebook and married her to get a visa, then treated her like a prisoner in their home.
“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,” Mariam Hussain said of her relationship with her husband.
“At the time his appeal was still in progress, his asylum status had not been granted. His higher tribunal hearing for his appeal, because he’s under social services, was separate. By November 2014 he started discussing it with me and he started pressuring me to enter into a civil partnership, ready for this tribunal. After we got married in February 2015, that’s when the real abusive relationship started. In May 2015 his tribunal came, I went there and helped him with it. He presented me as his wife and that he had been in a general relationship with me since 2013, so it looked good as well.”
Hussain told the court that she sustained bruises all over her body from the attack before she finally manage to escape and call for help.
“The prosecution say he was expecting her to have made him food. That was the genesis for the argument that ensued,” prosecutor Stephen Donaghue said.
“The prosecution say 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 prosecution say that she was pleading with him to stop, telling him that he was hurting her. He said ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife.'”