A ‘MONSTROUS’ father who organised an acid attack on his three-year-old son has been jailed for 16 years as his estranged wife said he should never be freed.
The 40-year-old, from Wolverhampton, but originally from Afghanistan, cannot be named to protect the identity of the boy.
CCTV footage showed the youngster being sprayed with sulphuric acid at Home Bargains in Worcester. Luckily he did not suffer long-term injury.
His father was found guilty at Worcester crown court along with five others of conspiring to spray acid with intent to harm.
Sentencing, judge Robert Juckes QC said the father felt ‘humiliated’ when his wife left him and ‘believed there was no better way of hurting her than by injuring her child’.
After the attack the man sent a message saying ‘nailed it’. The judge said it showed he did not appreciate ‘the monstrous thing’ he had done.
A statement from the mother said if her estranged husband was freed she would be ‘in greater danger than before’ as ‘honour matters everything’ to him.
Adam Cech, 27, who threw the acid, was jailed for 12 years, as were Jan Dudi, 25, Norbert Pulko, 22, and Jabar Paktia, 41. Said Hussini, 41, was sentenced to 14 years. Martina Badiova was cleared.