A man suspected his wife of having an extramarital affair and attacked her alleged lover after tracking him down.
The wife’s uncle, cousin and the cousin’s girlfriend also participated in the assault where the man stripped him of his clothes, filmed his private parts and sent the video to more than 500 of his contacts.
He pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt, one count of distributing intimate recordings and one count of acting in a disorderly manner.
The man was then sentenced on 13 January to 3 years imprisonment, 4 strokes of the cane and a fine of $1,500.
The man cannot be named due to a court order protecting the identity of the victim.
The quarter waited for the man’s wife near her home at around 10pm on 7 February 2020, suspecting the woman of cheating on her husband.
They spotted the woman entering the victim’s car and followed them in 3 separate vehicles and when the victim was driving towards Woodlands Checkpoint, the husband and the wife’s cousin then decided to “trap” the victim.
The man stopped his vehicle behind the victim’s car, the cousin then stopped his car in front of it and asked his girlfriend to start filming.
The man and the cousin then confronted the victim, who didn’t want to get out of the car, only alighting after the man kicked the side mirror.
The two then rained blows on the victim at a grass patch at the side of the road, before the wife’s uncle then joined in after arriving at the scene.
The wife then tried to stop the attack but was slapped by her uncle who dragged her by the neck. Her husband also spat at her and used vulgarities on her.
The husband then used the victim’s phone to film his private parts, before sending the video clip to more than 500 of the victim’s Whatsapp contacts.
The group was then arrested when the police arrived about 30 minutes later.
The victim suffered a minor head injury and a fractured face and right collarbone; he was given 21 days medical and hospitalisation leave.