Husband fed wife steroids to make her fat and “stay home”

A man has escaped jail after he secretly added steroids to his wife’s food to make her put on weight and “keep her at home”.

Dalwara Singh slipped steroids into his wife’s dinner, causing her to break out in spots and grow hair on her face. He was only caught out when the couple’s teenage daughter heard him grinding a pestle and mortar in his bedroom.

His now estranged wife then found the steroids hidden in a locked cupboard and called the police.

At Leicester Crown Court, Singh admitted administering a poison or noxious substance with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy. Giving Singh a suspended jail sentence, Judge Ebraham Mooncey said he was fortunate to escape prison.

The judge said: “You may have been doing it to make her give up her job, gain weight and stay indoors and make her want you and rely on you. “It was a well-planned exercise and you say you gave her the steroids at least four or five times. It’s had a terrible effect on her, causing long-term emotional harm…”

Singh was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to attend a domestic abuse programme.

He was also made the subject of a restraining order which bans contact with his estranged wife other than through solicitors or social services.

The court has determined the amount of steroids administered were limited and should have no lasting effect on Ms Singh. I would have put a provision in the sentence that made him responsible for any health problems which may show up. She’s suffered enough at his hands not to have to worry about future surprises.

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