Woman Climbed Out Of Window And Fell, To Hide From Abusive Boyfriend

She was so afraid of her abusive boyfriend that she risked her life to hide from him.

Madam Zahirah Mohamed Sultan, 40, climbed out of a kitchen window of her fourth storey flat of Block 182 Rivervale Crescent in Sengkang at around midnight on March 7.

Her boyfriend, 34-year-old Muhammad Shaiful Hassan, had become enraged. She saw the window as her only means of escape.

While trying to lower herself to her third-floor neighbour’s parapet, Madam Zahirah slipped and fell to the ground.

Fortunately, she survived, with fractures to her left arm and leg.

Instead of helping,  Shaiful, a 34-year-old trailer driver, went to the ground floor to scold her before leaving the scene.

He was jailed for 20 months and two weeks yesterday (Oct 19) after he was convicted of two drug-related charges, and one count each of housebreaking at night, committing a rash act, and an offence under the Bankruptcy Act — failure to submit to the official assignee a statement of affairs.

Madam Zahirah, who has two young sons, told The New Paper: “I was attracted to his caring ways. He was caring and responsible, unlike my ex-husband. He got along with my boys and they adored him.

“But I found out that he was very possessive and got jealous easily.”

Declining to reveal any details, she claimed that Shaiful had beaten her up in the past.

Neighbours TNP spoke to said that they used to hear the couple quarrelling almost every day.

At around midnight on March 7, Shaiful drove his prime mover to Madam Zahirah’s block, picked up a metal rod and marched up to her flat to look for her.

She and her two boys were about to go to bed when he started banging on the front door. Out of fear, she decided not to let him in.

Panicking, she climbed out of her kitchen window to hide from him.

When no one opened the door, a furious Shaiful used the metal rod to smash a window that was facing the common corridor and climbed into the flat.


Source: www.tnp.sg

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