Brisbane, Aug.20 (ANI): The father of three siblings found murdered in their home was a violent man who repeatedly bashed his wife and daughters, a court has been told.
Giving evidence in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, Shirley Singh said her husband Vijay was a quick-tempered man who used his fists when he was angry.
News.com.au quoted Singh as telling the court her husband had physically assaulted her by punching her in the face on about 50 occasions during their 25-year marriage.
However, she said she believed it was the duty of an obedient wife to accept this violence.
"If you have 50 incidents during your marriage it's not a big deal," she said.
Mrs Singh gave her testimony on the sixth day of the committal hearing for Max Sica, who is accused of killing her three children.
Neelma Singh, 24, and her siblings Kunal Singh, 18, and Sidhi Singh, 12, were found dead in their home in the outer Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs in April 2003.
Sica, 39, has been charged with their murder. (ANI)