'I thought I was going to die at the hands of my boyfriend'

Ms Lim's former boyfriend Clarence Teo, a doctor, was sentenced last week to three years, six months and two weeks' jail and four strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to assault charges. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW Ms Rachel Lim, seen here at a pet
Ms Rachel Lim, seen here at a petting zoo while on holiday in Thailand last year, said she has moved on and is in a new, healthy relationship. PHOTO: COURTESY OF RACHEL LIM

Woman recalls harrowing incident three years ago when her then boyfriend bashed parts of her face in

After a long period of therapy, Ms Rachel Lim En Hui, 28, is still haunted by memories of a night three years ago - when her doctor boyfriend bashed parts of her face in after she refused to have sex with him after a night of merrymaking.

What has also remained with her till today is that she had stayed with him despite two previous assault attempts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2020, with the headline ''I thought I was going to die at the hands of my boyfriend''. Print Edition | Subscribe