In his “nasty and jealous state of mind” he encouraged his brother to join and abuse her.
Bradford brothers, Tahir Sait, 41, and Tariq Sait, 49, jointly assaulted Tahir Sait’s wife, Asia Parveen in her bedroom in an ‘honour’ attack, on the basis that they believed she was having an affair.
The honour-based violence resulted in husband Tahir Sait being jailed for 21 months. His brother faces 2 years in prison once being convicted of the offence after his trial was held yesterday.
Mrs Parveen’s children were in the house when she was kicked and punched in a sustained attack. Her husband struck her hard in the face, placed his fingers in her eye socket and pulled at her lips.
“This is a nasty and bad offence of its sort,” Judge Thomas told the court.
His older brother Tariq kicked her in the back, stamped on her and pulled her hair, prosecutor Giles Grant told Bradford Crown Court.
Tariq Sait is also a husband and cab driver in Great Horton, Bradford, actively cares for his four children, two of which are severely disabled.
Tahir’s barrister Jon Gregg told the court that almost every member of the family had disowned him because he had named his older brother as joining in the attack and is the reason for his sentence.
The pair decided to halt their attack when they noticed blood coming from the victim’s nose and lips. They both then decided to leave the house in Wibsey, whilst taking Mrs Parveen’s phone and house keys.
“It was effectively honour-based violence,” told Prosecutor Grant.
Judge Roger Thomas QC, told the court that Tahir Sait had got it into his head “probably wrongly” that his wife was having an affair on him.
In his “nasty and jealous state of mind” he first verbally abused her and then “organised and encouraged” his older brother to join him to abuse her in an ‘honour punishment’ attack.
Tahir Sait pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and causing her actual bodily harm on August 23 last year.
“At least Tahir Sait has had the decency to plead guilty,” Tahir’s barrister Mr Gregg added.