25-year-old Shazila Akbar Bacha was sentenced to 3 weeks imprisonment on 29 August after pleading guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt, with one other similar charge being considered during her sentencing.
She had scalded her ex-boyfriend, who suffers from type-1 Diabetes, with hot water during an argument, resulting in the victim suffering 1st-degree burns.
Shazila and her ex-boyfriend were visiting their mutual friend separately and encountered each other in the corridor outside their friend’s home.
They then got into an argument at the staircase landing and Shazila then slapped her ex-boyfriend in the face.
The two of them then entered their friend’s apartment where they got into another argument, and Shazila asked him why he was still there after she slapped him.
The victim then commented that Shazila couldn’t take care of her son, which upset the former, who took a plastic cup to the kitchen and filled it about a quarter full of hot water.
She then challenged the victim to repeat what he said earlier about her ability to take care of her son, and the victim then did so.
Shazila then splashed the hot water on his chest and threw the cup onto the floor, burning him.
The victim is also suffering from Type 1 diabetes, which makes him more vulnerable to serious burn injuries and scarring.
He felt pain in the area where he was scalded and called the police for help, before visiting a clinic the next day where he was confirmed to have suffered first-degree burns below his collarbone.
He was then given 3 days of medical leave and was prescribed antibiotics and pain relief medication.