A housewife whose 'outrageous and cold-blooded' assault left her domestic helper with a ruptured liver and broken ribs was jailed for 3.5 years yesterday. Delivering the sentence in the District Court, Deputy Judge Peter Law Tak-chuen asked Leung Yee-kwan, who turned 28 yesterday, to use her time in jail to 'calm down and reflect on how to treat other people of different races and social classes with dignity and respect'. 'What the defendant did is outrageous and cold-blooded,' the judge said. 'It was premeditated with malice. The victim has been tortured for a period of time which only ended when she was hospitalised. 'What the victim received was inhuman and degrading treatment. She was treated like a sandbag made of human flesh.' Domestic helper Rusmini Gunung, 27, said afterwards she was happy the case was over and hoped it would teach all local employers a lesson. Ms Gunung started working for Leung and her husband on July 23 last year in their home at Royal Ascot, Fo Tan, in the New Territories. The court heard Ms Gunung was slapped, punched and kicked by Leung between August 28 and October 11. She was told to lie down or kneel before Leung inflicted the blows on her chest, abdomen and lower body. Ms Gunung was sent to the Prince of Wales Hospital on October 11 after falling unconscious while vomiting blood on the platform at Fo Tan KCR station. Leung had stamped on her upper abdomen earlier that day and she was in such a bad state a policeman who helped her at first thought she had been hit by a train. Doctors found the maid had suffered bruises, broken ribs and a ruptured liver. Leung denied one charge of common assault, four of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, four of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one of carrying out acts intended to pervert the course of justice. She was acquitted of three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as Ms Gunung failed to give the exact dates of assault, but was found guilty of the other charges. Deputy Judge Law found Leung had threatened to send someone to kill Ms Gunung's relatives in Indonesia if she contacted police. 'To threaten to kill somebody's loved ones is evil, especially when the victim is so helpless and thousands of miles away from home,' he said. He had not seen any sign of remorse from Leung and there were no mitigating factors to justify a lesser term.