A Singaporean woman poured hot water on her boyfriend’s groin after she had suspicions that he was cheating on her.
She was given a 4-year prison sentence on Thursday (Nov 26) and will appeal against the conviction and sentence for one charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to the victim by means of a heated substance.
During the trial, the 50-year-old had contested the charge, arguing that hot water from the mug had slipped onto the victim when he had pulled her arm.
The victim is now suffering from second- and third-degree burns over 12 per cent of his body and was hospitalised for 26 days along with having to undergo three surgical procedures including skin grafts.
The victim also expressed that the pain he was going through made him want to die and the injuries he had suffered will leave permanent scarring.
During the trial, the prosecution had asked for at least five years’ jail time, with an additional three months instead of caning, while the defence asked for two years.
Their relationship had started in 2006, when the victim was still a married a man. They both had an affair for 11 years and the victim had promised to tie the knot with her. However, everything went south when she suspected that the victim was cheating on her in 2015 as she saw him with another woman.
In 2017, the woman had invited the victim to her house where she managed to read the messages on his phone while he was asleep. Feeling distraught, the prosecution noted that this was the last straw for her and that she wanted to teach the victim a lesson.
She proceeded to boil hot water, pour into a mug, and emptied it on the victim’s groin area while he was asleep.
When he asked why she did that, she simply replied “Serves you right” and that he should ask his “new girlfriend to get the aloe vera” for him.
The victim could not work for about six months and said his confidence had been scarred.
The woman is currently out on bail pending appeal. She could have been jailed for 15 years or life for causing voluntarily grievous bodily harm. However, as a woman, she cannot be canned in accordance to Singaporean law.