Indian-origin Man Jailed in Singapore for Stabbing Pregnant Wife

first_imgAn Indian-origin man has been jailed for seven years in Singapore for stabbing his pregnant wife with a knife.According to media reports, the incident happened Dec. 30, 2017, during which Jayselan N. Chandrasegar, 30, stabbed his 26-year-old wife Mayuri Krishnakumar twice in her abdomen and twice on her lower back. She was taken to a hospital and discharged a few days later.The Straits Times said the unborn baby was unhurt in the attack. According to the newspaper, Chandrasegar flew into a rage after he found his wife, a former sex worker, talking to a man he assumed was a pimp. He stabbed her and fled from the place.Apart from the jail sentence, Chandrasegar was also punished with six strokes of the cane, PTI reported.He pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous hurt to his wife with a weapon, and one count of failing to provide his urine sample after he was caught for suspected drug-related offenses, the news agency reported.The court was told that Chandrasegar was overly possessive and distrustful of his wife as her former boyfriend was apparently trying to reconnect with her and he had banned Mayuri from going out of their house.Later, when the woman informed her husband of her pregnancy, he refused to believe that the child was his and accused her of infidelity, PTI reported quoting the newspaper report.Mayuri later ran away from their house due to his verbal abuse and sought refuge with her friends, the news agency reported.Before this incident, Chandrasegar was caught for suspected drug-related offenses, it was reported.Before the verdict was announced, the defense lawyer pleaded for a jail term of between five and five and a half years for Chandrasegar, saying that the accused’s wife had forgiven him and the couple was still married, PTI said. Related Itemslast_img

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