A woman physically abused a 19-year-old former girlfriend, forcing her to strip and threatening her to either live in her apartment or leave in a “body bag”.
Lydiawaty Abdul Rahman also cut the victim’s forearm with a knife in her third-floor apartment in Jalan Novena Barat on Feb 10, 2014.
On Jan 6 this year, after a 12-day trial, the 32-year-old corporate lawyer, who has a master’s degree in constitutional law and human rights and is an entrepreneur as well, was found guilty of five charges.
She was sentenced yesterday to six months and three weeks in jail and fined $1,000, but is out on bail pending her appeal.
Lydiawaty and her victim became acquainted through Craigslist some time in May 2012 and started a relationship which the teenager eventually wanted to end, citing Lydiawaty’s abusiveness.
The victim testified that she had gone to Lydiawaty’s apartment that night as the older woman had claimed to be in distress.