|Scarred for life: the victim now speaks with a stammer and has problems with her eyesight. (inset) Manjit Mirgind told how he attacked his daughter-in-law because he thought she was having an affair with a Muslim|
These are the horrific injuries a woman was left with after her father-in-law assaulted her in a frenzied rage of religious hatred.
Jageer Mirgind, 29, was permanently scarred after she had her eyes gouged, was stabbed "several times" in the face and strangled in front of her two young children, aged just three and six.
Sikh Manjit Mirgind launched the savage attack at the woman's home after accusing her of having an affair with a man of another faith.
Police were called to the address in Ilford, east London, after reports of an assault. When they arrived, they found the victim with arm and hand injuries, as well as devastating wounds to her eyes and face.
Mirgind was also taken to hospital to be treated for wounds he sustained during the course of the savage attack, which happened a week before Christmas in 2013 .
Unprompted by police, he said on his way there that he had gouged his daughter-in-law in the eyes because he believed she was having an affair with a Muslim and was trying to destroy his family.
Attacker: Manjit Mirgind told how he attacked his daughter-in-law because he thought she was having an affair with a Muslim
His victim is now partially blind in one eye, and has blurred vision in the other. She is scarred for life, cannot move her left wrist and speaks with a stammer because of damage to her neck muscles sustained as he set upon.
Detective Inspector John Delaney of Redbridge Police said: "The psychological effects on the victim in this case will remain long after her wounds have healed.
"When Manjit Mirgind launched this attack he was acting in the misguided name of ‘honour’, spurred on by a false belief that his daughter-in-law was having an affair with a man of another faith.
“The victim sustained an unprovoked, frenzied attack by a trusted family member in her own home which has resulted in her sustaining life changing injuries," he added.
Mirgind, of Mayfair Avenue, Ilford, was jailed for ten years and eight months at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday.
Police praised the victim's "tremendous courage and resilience" after securing the prosecution and said they are committed to supporting victims of honour-based violence.