In Britain, a 51 year-old Indian origin man has been jailed for ten years for attacking his daughter-in-law whom he accused of having an affair, with a knife, the British media reported.
Manjit Singh Mirgind accused his son’s wife Jageer Mirgind of having “slept with a Paki”, and attempted to gouge her eyes with a knife leading to severe injuries in both eyes on December 18 last year.
While, he attacked his daughter-in-law his grandchildren, aged three and six, pleaded with him to stop and take them to school. The attack left Mrs. Mirgind with blurred vision in her left eye and half vision in her right.
While, sentencing Mirgind to a 10 years and eight months jail-term, half of which he will serve, with the rest on licence, Snaresbrook Crown Court judge Nigel Peters told Margind this was a “manic and horrific” attack motivated by a belief that his daughter-in-law had been unfaithful.
“There’s major scarring to her face, there’s serious injury to her left wrist, she now has a stutter,” before adding: “What is so distressing in this case was that your grandchildren, grandchildren aged three and six, witnessed this offence from beginning to end,” he said.
“They pleaded with you to stop but you did not stop.” Mirgind who is from Mayfair Avenue, north-east London, was initially charged with attempted murder over the attack which took place in Kensington Gardens, but prosecutors later accepted a guilty plea to the charge of grievous bodily harm (GBH).
In mitigation, defence counsel Edward Boateng-Adoo claimed Mirgind was a “hard-working family man” who often drove his grandchildren to temple and regretted his actions.