A doctor who strangled and throttled his wife has been suspended from practising.
Dr Muhammad Saqib Saeed was given a suspended prison sentence last year after subjecting his wife, known as Mrs A, to controlling behaviour, assaulting her and claiming she had slept with her own family.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service last week announced Saeed, described by them as a Maidstone doctor, was suspended from practicing for 12 months, saying his offending was "persistent, multi-faceted, and repeated over a period of nine months."
The General Medical Council added: "He not only continues to deny his actions, but seeks to blame Ms A, setting out that she had made up allegations against him."
At a trial at Maidstone Crown Court last year, Judge David Griffith-Jones said: "You ruled the roost and were demanding of her obedience.
"You were abusive and threatening towards her when, occasionally, she displayed signs which you interpreted as a challenge to your authority, your supremacy in the relationship.
"You were jealous and irrational in your criticisms of aspects of her past and the way she now conducted herself."
'He not only continues to deny his actions, but seeks to blame Ms A, setting out that she made up allegations against him'
Notes from the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service state Saeed turned on his wife after discovering she had been married before their arranged, consentual wedding.
Saeed was said to have placed recording devices out to monitor his wife, and would accuse her of sleeping with other men, including some in her own family.
The neurology doctor's trial heard he "lost all-self control" and slapped and throttled his wife in August 2017 after she shared a video of their baby to friends and family.
The attack only ended when his victim locked herself in a bedroom and called police.
Judge Griffith-Jones said: "Fortunately, her injuries were limited to bruising around her neck but plainly this must have been a particularly traumatic and very upsetting incident for her."
The trial heard Saeed felt "no real remorse" for the torrent of abuse. He was given a 22-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Saeed, whose age is not known, was not present at the hearing, having returned to Pakistan, where he gained his Primary Medical Qualification in 2005.