A husband was arrested on a charge of assault after burning his wife because she threw away a bucket of urine that he kept in their home for months, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 42-year-old Ajmall Meah of Kingsley, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison, which was suspended for one year, after pleading guilty to assault.
The Northampton Crown Court heard that Meah married his wife, who was not identified, in Bangladesh, before returning to the country with her.
Meah refused to talk to his wife when she was in Bangladesh and continued his silence when she came to live with him in this country.
Meah had a habit of urinating in a bucket and refused to empty it for months. He also prevented his wife from opening the window to let out the smell.
Meah collected garbage and if his wife tried to throw some away, he became aggressive. One day, his wife was fed up with the smell so she opened the window and took some of the waste outside.
Meah waited until she fell asleep and then burned her arm with a heater. In another incident, the urine smell was so bad that she took the bucket outside and poured the contents on the floor.
In response, Meah launched a violent assault that lasted for 20 minutes, causing bruises on her legs and arms. The woman contacted police and Meah was arrested.
Meah pleaded guilty to two counts of assault.
In addition to the prison sentence, Meah must complete a rehabilitation program and pay 900 pounds ($1,354) in court costs.