Dalwara Singh, a food factory production manager, received a 12-month suspended jail sentence for secretly adding anabolic steroids to the food he prepared for his wife of 17 years. Singh used a mortar and pestle to crush tablets of Anapolon (oxymetholone) and Dianabol (methandrosteneolone) into a fine powder that he added to her food and drink. He pleaded guilty to administering “a poison or noxious substance with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy.”
Singh began slipping the steroids into her meals between November 2010 and January 2011, He had hoped the anabolic steroids would bulk up his wife, make her quit her job, increase her desire for him and generally make her more dependent on him. Instead, the highly androgenic substances caused significant virilization in his wife. She developed facial hair, body hair on her back, male-patterned baldness and acne. Singh discouraged his wife from consulting a doctor about these symptoms.
The wife became suspicious after their teenage daughter heard Singh grinding a mortar and pestle. Mrs. Singh subsequently discovered the steroid Anapolon (also known as Anadrol) and Dianabol in a locked cabinet. She called the police.
Judge Ebraham Mooncey of Leicester Crown Court chastised Singh for the damage his actions had caused noting that he barely avoided prison time.
“Over a period of weeks you secreted steroids designed for athletes to gain muscles and put it into your wife’s food and drink. You say you didn’t want to hurt her but just wanted her to gain weight. You stood by and watched the effects it had on your wife. You may have been doing it to make her give up her job, gain weight and stay indoors – and make her want you and rely on you. It was a well-planned exercise and you say you gave her the steroids at least four or five times. She trusted you. It’s had a terrible effect on her, causing long-term emotional harm.”
The secret administration of anabolic steroids was allegedly a pattern of behavior that involved physical and emotional abuse. Singh was ordered to attend a domestic abuse program and handed a restraining order preventing any future contact or communication with his estranged wife except through lawyers and/or social services.
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