The High Court in Hong Kong. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An Indian man was jailed for 10 years by the High Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to stabbing his former Indonesian girlfriend last year.

Judge Susana Maria D’Almada Remedios said the defendant, Jatinder Singh, aged 35, staged a cold-blooded and premeditated attack on his ex-girlfriend Syairoh, 40, in revenge for her breaking up with him, Oriental Daily reported.

The judge said the defendant was nearly guilty of attempted murder because he cut Syairoh’s throat and stabbed her chest and abdomen with a seven-inch knife.

Although his intention was not to kill Syairoh what he did was the most serious in the category of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, the judge told the court.

Earlier, the court heard that the defendant, who came to Hong Kong in 2014, was an asylum seeker. He was arrested for stabbing Syairoh, a former domestic worker, in the Pak Sha Tsuen neighborhood in Yuen Long in the New Territories on January 8 last year.

After medical treatment, the victim had a 15-centimeter-long scar on her neck and a 12-centimeter wound on her chest. But she has recovered since the attack, Sing Pao reported.

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