A playing addict time and again stabbed his wife inside the face at the least 58 times in a row over money, the Old Bailey has heard. “Angry” Jalal Uddin, forty-seven, allegedly launched a violent knife attack on Asma Begum, 31, at their domestic in Canning Town, East London, on January 11.
Mrs. Begum, a mom-of-three, suffered such a lot of wounds that a pathologist could not rely upon all of them, jurors had been informed. Prosecutor Daniel Robinson QC stated: “She turned into reducing, stabbed, slashed or chopped at with the knife as a minimum 58 instances. “Such turned into the ferocity of the assault that pieces of the knife blade broke off in her face.” The prosecutor stated the sufferer’s fingers had been additionally severely reduced, with one nearly severed on the wrist. A pathologist defined the quantity of pressure used as “extreme,” the courtroom heard.
‘Row over money.’ Mr. Robinson recommended the ferocious violence had erupted at some stage in a row about money. He advised the court docket: “According to contributors in their prolonged family, the couple has been arguing for the reason that day earlier than the killing about money, and the argument turned violent.” On the morning of the assault, Mrs. Begum had told her sister that debt-ridden Uddin had struck her the night earlier than jurors heard. Mr. Robinson stated the couple, who have been from Bangladesh, had married in 2007 and lived in a flat in City Island Way, throughout the river from the O2 Arena.
The prosecutor told jurors Uddin labored as a chef at an Indian restaurant in Eltham, South East London, and was recognized to have a playing dependency. In 2016, Mrs. Begum pronounced Uddin to the police for being verbally abusive and violent toward her; the court was informed. Jurors heard that she instructed officers he might often beat her when they argued approximately cash. Mrs. Begum additionally allegedly advised a housing officer in November 2016 that Uddin would hit her when she refused to hand over her spare house responsibilities cash to feed his playing. Uddin was referred to as the “Angry Indian” at a William Hill bookmaker’s in East London because he would hit gaming machines when he became losing, it became claimed. One staff member recalled him losing more than £1,000 at the machines in a single go to, Mr. Robinson stated. At the time of Mrs. Begum’s death, Uddin had defaulted on a mortgage he took out with Clydesdale Bank in September 2016 for greater than £16,000. Uddin has pleaded responsible to manslaughter but denies murder.