A devout Muslim who subjected his battered wife to a year of ‘hell’ after he terrorised her into wearing a veil has been jailed but may go free – in just eight weeks.
Jubel Miah, 21 – who in 2010 was sent to a young offenders institute for possessing heroin with intent to supply – had ordered his terrified spouse to wear a full niqab after she said she was going to college to study. Initially he called her a ‘slag and b****’ for wanting to better her education, then sneered: ‘You are a married woman. You don’t do this.’
The unnamed wife only agreed to wear the full face veil, with just eye holes after thinking he would stop him making her life a misery. But instead Miah began beating her – initially because she was not smiling during Eid celebrations with family.
During a catalogue of violent and controlling behaviour, Miah from Burnley, Lancashire, ripped her tongue, kicked and punched her, inflicted black eyes on her and battered her confidence.
He also tracked her movements using his mobile phone, tried to stop her going to college, accused her of cheating and falsely claiming there were ‘spies’ in their loft.
When the victim became pregnant she was found to have injuries to her body and eye when she went to hospital for a 16-week check-up.
And when she later went through a traumatic birth delivering a premature baby, Miah was so enraged that a male doctor was treating his wife afterwards, a female medic had to be brought. He was also very irate and threatening to people trying to help the family.
The wife finally escaped from his clutches after he subjected her to a sustained attack in which he stabbed her with scissors and hit her with a dumbell.
Details of her ordeal emerged at Burnley magistrates court as Miah was locked away for 16 weeks after admitting common assault by beating. He was also given an indefinite restraining order to keep him away from the victim. The sentence just two months for good behaviour. The maximum sentence he could have faced was six months.
Read more here. (h/t to The Religion of Peace)