The husband of a rape victim is wanted for questioning over the attempted murder of her attacker, a court heard yesterday. Convicted rapist Sukhmander Singh, 28, received multiple chop wounds to his neck and back and was admitted to intensive care on August 27 last year, his defence counsel, Rebecca Li, told the Court of First Instance. 'He believed he was attacked by [the victim's] husband and his friends,' she said in mitigation before the defendant was due to be sentenced. Prosecutor Dee Crebbin confirmed the young woman's husband was now wanted for questioning by police on an attempted murder charge. Ms Li said Singh, a building worker, spent a week in hospital after the attack. She cited several cases where defendants were given lower sentences to reflect injuries sustained in assaults following a crime. Singh was found guilty after trial this month of raping a woman, 22, in her Kowloon home on February 18 last year. His victim told the court Singh raped her and demanded she swear on a photograph of her young son that she would not tell. Ms Crebbin said this and the 'severe psychological impact' of the rape were aggravating factors. She said the fact Singh let himself into the flat also showed there was an element of planning involved. Singh sobbed in the dock as his lawyer explained the man was emotional since he had been told on the second day of trial that his mother was suffering from an inoperable tumour 'and will be dead any day'. Deputy Judge Tong Man adjourned sentencing until June 2 to consider the mitigation.