A TWISTED husband laced his wife's food with steroids to transform her into a fat stay-at-home mum.
Sick Dalwara Singh slipped the drug into her dinner — causing her to develop facial hair and break out in spots.
Singh was only caught out when the couple's teenage daughter heard him grinding a pestle and mortar in his bedroom.
His wife then discovered the drugs hidden in a locked cupboard and called in cops.
Singh admitted administering a poison or noxious substance with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy at Leicester Crown Court yesterday.
But he escaped jail – and was handed a suspended prison sentence instead.
Judge Ebraham Mooncey said he had only narrowly dodged jail, telling him: "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. It's had a terrible effect on her, causing long-term emotional harm."
The couple had been married for 17 years and have a son and a daughter, aged 15 and 16.
Caroline Bray, prosecuting, said Singh gave his wife the drugs to keep her at home.
She told the court: "He wanted to stop her from going out for walks, because he wanted her to be at home to cook for him and look after the children.
"He said he didn't consider the side effects and intended to stop.
"These steroids have no listed benefits for women and can have permanent masculating effects, although they weren't administered long enough in this case."
David Martin-Sperry, defending, admitted it was a "bizarre" case but said his client was "deeply embarrassed and ashamed".
He said Singh moved out and now lives alone with limited access to his children though he still pays his wife's bills.
He was handed a 12-month sentence suspended for two years and was slapped with a restraining order banning any contact with his estranged wife other than through solicitors or social services.
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