An unemployed Muslim migrant from Afghanistan living in Hamburg, Germany attacked his wife with boiling oil while she was in the shower.
WMD reports that the Muslim man, identified only as Mohamad, told his wife to 'have a look' at what he was holding.
When 48-year-old Homa pulled back the shower curtain, Mohamad pulled the boiling oil onto her, melting away her face.
Homa said that paramedics arrived 30 minutes after Mohamad got dressed and left the house.
The right hand she raised to protect herself permanently fused shut and she had burns on over 44 percent of her body.
Mohamad told investigators he wanted 'to make her unattractive to other men'.
“I suspected that she wanted another man. Suddenly, she was wearing different clothes and losing weight. So, I wanted to make her unattractive for other men. I was afraid of the shame. I wanted to show her that I am not weak,” he told the Hamburg District Court on Monday.
Homa is still fearful of her husband and gave her testimony in another room. “I was afraid that my husband would have stabbed me with a knife,” she said.
Mohamad will be sentenced on April 21.