Dr Amandeep Goma, who ran Chelsea Dental Spa, was having an affair with a colleague while beating and abusing his wife through the first lockdown last year
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A dentist who threatened to pour bleach down his wife’s throat after demanding she cook and clean for him has been jailed for three years.
Dr Amandeep Goma repeatedly assaulted Sonia Puri Goma and even installed a camera in the family home in a bid to control her.
Goma, who ran Chelsea Dental Spa, was having an affair with a colleague while beating and abusing his wife through the first lockdown last year.
Mrs Goma eventually went to police last November and his lover, Nanki Kaur, also reported him for brutally assaulting her.
Prosecutor Arizuna Asante said the couple married in India around 10 years ago before moving to the UK, initially living in Manchester with Mrs Goma’s parents.
“Over the course of March 2020 to November 2020 he became physically abusive towards her when he became upset.
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“He would use not only foul language, but it is is alleged he repeatedly hit her with objects and twisted her hair.”
Goma, 39 grabbed her arm, hit her with a shoe and dragged her by the hair, the prosecutor said.
“This was repeated, this was abusive, this was unceasing.
“What the prosecution say is that this was domestic violence at its worse
“Not only was there physical violence, financial control, an attempt to limit her activities, there was swearing, and abuse and degradation.”
Jurors heard Goma berated his wife’s cooking, child-rearing and spending.
“It didn’t stop there,” said Mr Asante.
Goma fitted a camera in the home so that he could monitor her activities and speak to her directly.
“The prosecution say this was an attempt to exercise coercion and control over her.
“He would come home and repeatedly threaten her with violence,” said Mr Asante.
Goma controlled his wife’s finances ‘to an abusive degree’, depositing only a small amount into their joint bank account, Southwark Crown Court heard.
“She would buy their children clothes, that would be fine, but when she tried to buy clothes for herself he would get upset over that,” said the prosecutor.
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Giving evidence behind a screen, Mrs Goma told the court her estranged husband started verbally abusing her over her spending.
Jurors were told that the typical argument involved Goma going in ‘all guns blazing’ and straight away shouting and screaming at his wife.
During the first lockdown, he flew into rages when his wife took the children out of the house, she said.
“In his mind, I should have stayed at home and done lots of cleaning and cooking throughout the day, specifically Indian cooking.
“He accused me of not cooking, not cleaning and dragging the kids around.”
“If an argument was about cleaning, he would say ‘I will make you drink bleach, make you clean’,” she said.
“It was all about him being in control, being in power,” said Mrs Goma.
Goma installed a security camera in the house which he used to monitor his wife, record her and speak to her through it when he was away.
Jurors were told that Goma would often grab his wife’s phone from her hand and go through her WhatsApp messages and emails.
Mrs Goma bravely recorded some of the arguments on her phone as evidence of her husband being the ‘opposite person’ with her than with everyone else.
She sobbed as several audio clips were played in court which prosecutor say record him pinching her, hitting her with shoes and threatening to ‘shove bleach down her throat’.
Jurors were shown a picture of a red bruise on her hand which she said was the result of her husband hitting her with force with a towel.
In one occasion when he became enraged about about not having clean clothes for work, Goma dragged his wife by the hair to the washing machine demanding she do laundry,
Goma, of Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, denied but was convicted by a jury of controlling or coercive behaviour in a family relationship.
He was convicted of two charges of assault by beating against Ms Kaur and criminal damage to her phone after a separate trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in June.
Goma was given two and a half years jail for his controlling behaviour to his wife with six months consecutive for the two assaults on Ms Kaur, making three years in total.
He is now suspended as a dentist and faces being struck off as a result of his convictions.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.