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About an hour after having an argument, a 76-year-old man wanted to have sex with his 67-year-old wife but was rejected -- leading him to push and injure her.
Ang Boon Tiong was sentenced to a seven-day short detention order on Wednesday (July 25).
He will be behind bars for a short period of time, but will not have a criminal record after his release, reported The Straits Times.
As part of his sentence, Ang was also ordered to undergo day reporting for a year. He will have to visit a day reporting centre for monitoring, counselling and rehabilitation.
In 2010, Ang's wife, Madam Gan Choon Har, applied for a personal protection order against him. It was granted on May 27 that year.
Ang pleaded guilty in May to one count each of assault and breaching the personal protection order.
On Nov 10, 2015, at around 3pm, the couple had an argument over the placement of some items that Ang had gathered.
As the items were obstructing her way in their home, Madam Gan moved them.
"Unhappy with the victim's actions, the accused started arguing with her... The accused grabbed and twisted the victim's left wrist forcefully, causing her to feel pain," said Deputy Public Prosecutor Kenneth Kee.
About an hour later, Ang wanted to have sex with his wife. When she refused, he pushed her and she fell. Madam Gan lodged a police report the following day.
Two days after the incident, she went to Bedok Polyclinic, where she was found to have bruises on both arms.
The couple had another dispute on Feb 3 last year after Madam Gan threw away a toy that Ang had found at a void deck.
He pushed a chair at his wife before pulling her away from a window when she started calling for help. Madam Gan landed hard on her knees before falling backwards, hitting her back.
Three days later, she visited the same clinic with bruises on her lower back and left kneecap.
Ang is out on bail of $15,000 and has been ordered to surrender himself at the State Courts on Aug 8 to begin serving his sentence.