- Mohsin Akram, 21, repeatedly beat Mariam Hussain while drunk at their home
- He hit her with hammers, shouting ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’
- The brute treated the 20-year-old British woman as a prisoner in her own home
- He was jailed for 15 months at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday but not deported
Mohsin Akram, 21, repeatedly beat Mariam Hussain
A Pakistani asylum seeker who smashed his wife with a hammer when she forgot to cook his dinner has been allowed to stay in Britain.
Mohsin Akram, 21, repeatedly beat Mariam Hussain while drunk at their home in Cardiff.
He battered her with first one and then two hammers, shouting ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’ as she begged him to stop, saying that he was hurting her.
The brute treated the 20-year-old, who he met on Facebook and married to get a visa, as a prisoner in her own home.
He forbade her from leaving the house alone, owning a mobile phone or having access to the internet or social media.
Months of abuse culminated in the assault in their one-bedroom flat in the early hours of December 24 last year.
Full-time mother Mrs Hussain told a court how she was ‘bruised all over’ in the 10-minute sustained attack before she managed to escape and call for help.
She raced out of the first floor flat and pleaded with three girls for help, who hid her in a doorway and called police.
Mrs Hussain was so scared that she stayed outside leaving her four-month-old baby sleeping in the bedroom alone.
When police arrived at the flat they found Akram, who had filed a missing persons’ report in the meantime, pacing up and down outside on the street saying he was looking for his wife.
Mrs Hussain was treated at the University of Wales Hospital the following morning for injuries including bruising and cuts to both arms, mid back and fingers.
During the course of the assault, Akram also smashed an Amazon fire seven tablet belonging to Mrs Hussain which was her ‘only link to the outside world’.
He was jailed for 15 months at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and criminal damage – but the judge decided not to deport him.
The court heard Mrs Hussain had fallen asleep at around 10pm on December 23 and woke three hours later when Akram returned home drunk and in a rage
The court heard Mrs Hussain had fallen asleep at around 10pm on December 23 and woke three hours later when Akram returned home drunk and in a rage.
Prosecuting, Stephen Donoghue said: ‘The prosecution say he was expecting her to have made him food. That was the genesis for the argument that ensued.
‘The prosecution say he completely lost his temper and started to talk about teaching her a lesson, how to be a good wife.
‘He then picked up one of the hammers and began hitting her, she put her arms above her head to protect herself.
‘The prosecution say that she was pleading with him to stop, telling him that he was hurting her. He said ‘you’ve had your chance to be a good wife’.
Mr Donoghue claimed Mrs Hussain invented that she needed to top up the electric metre in a bid to escape her husband.
In a statement read out in court, one of the girls who helped Mrs Hussain after she fled from her flat, Amelia Murphy, said: ‘Even though it was night-time, we were stood underneath an outdoor light and could clearly see she had cuts and a bruise on the side of her hand.’
Mrs Hussain invented that she needed to top up the electric metre in a bid to escape her husband (pictured)
Defending Akram, Andrew Kendall suggested the injuries Mrs Hussain sustained following a ’10-minute assault’ with two hammers should have been drastically worse.
He claimed Akram fled Pakistan after his schizophrenic brother burned down the family home in Lahore, destroying a copy of the Quran in the process which enraged locals.
Sentencing Akram, Judge Tom Crowther said: ‘On the night of December 23 last year you left her and your infant son at home to go out socialising.
‘When you came back, you were plainly intoxicated and aggressive.
‘You aroused [her[ from her sleep, complained loudly about the fact she had not cooked for you, made upsetting comments about her appearance and her behaviour as a wife.
‘It seems to me you wanted not a real person but some imaginary figure who not only would bear your children but would constantly dote on you.
‘So angry did you become that your life didn’t correspond to this teenage fantasy that you started to belabour [her] with a hammer, first one then two in a sustained attack that left her badly bruised all over her body and deeply shaken.
‘During the attack on her in a gesture clearly designed to isolate her and underline your control over her, you made a point of breaking a tablet computer that was the only link she was allowed to the outside world.’
Mohsin Akram described himself on Facebook as a ‘perfect man’ in his photo captions
This is not the first time Akram has attacked his wife. He was convicted of battery in 2015 following another assault on Mrs Hussain and was handed a community order.
Akram was jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
He also pleaded guilty to production of a Class B drug and criminal damage and was in breach of the community order imposed in 2015.
Akram was given a restraining order which states he must not approach Mrs Hussain contact her directly or indirectly or go within 50 yards of her address.
Mrs Hussain is furious a judge chose not to exercise deportation powers and she is calling on the Home Office to review his asylum status once he is released from prison.
Speaking after the sentencing, Mrs Hussain, who has filed for divorce, said: ‘The judge could have said he is to be deported but didn’t. There are so many reasons why he should be deported.
‘He is an asylum seeker but actually went out of the country last year. He has the stamps on his passport, how can they let an asylum go there, come back and continue life as normal.
Full-time mother Mrs Hussain told a court how she was ‘bruised all over’ in the 10-minute sustained attack by Akram (pictured)
‘I was pregnant at home, he left and broke the baby’s money box and went to Pakistan partying, he was there for three weeks.’
She added: ‘We met on Facebook and the first time we saw each other was in August 2013, we used to keep our relationship on Skype before we met,’ she added.
‘At the time his appeal was still in progress, his asylum status had not been granted. His higher tribunal hearing for his appeal, because he’s under social services, was separate.
‘By November 2014 he started discussing it with me and he started pressuring me to enter into a civil partnership, ready for this tribunal.
‘After we got married in February 2015, that’s when the real abusive relationship started.
‘In May 2015 his tribunal came, I went there and helped him with it. He presented me as his wife and that he had been in a general relationship with me since 2013, so it looked good as well.’
Mrs Hussain claims she ‘knew the attack was coming’ but never imagined he would use two hammers.
‘He hit me in a way where I would still wake up the next morning, he wasn’t going to kill me that night,’ she said.