The woman operator of a parrot shop was jailed for seven years yesterday for what a judge termed 'systematic torture' of a male employee, who she beat daily for four years with a variety of weapons. A psychological report on Chan Pui-mun, 32, revealed 'a complete lack of remorse and sense of responsibility' over her attacks on Shek Ka-fai, District Court Judge Chua Fi-lan said in sentencing her on 14 charges, including wounding with intent and inflicting grievous bodily harm. Chan, who had pleaded not guilty, was convicted on all charges on November 23. Saying it was a 'shocking case', the judge said Chan had subjected the uncomplaining 27-year-old victim systematically to 'heartless scolding which denigrated his ability, sapped his confidence and instilled fear'. 'The violence of the attacks progressively escalated,' the judge said. They started with a punch or a slap but later Chan's daily loss of temper had been manifested in attacks with whatever instrument came to hand. Chan had delivered her 'savage and ghastly final beating' on Mr Shek on February 10, 2004 - two days before he was admitted to hospital, the judge said. The 'systematic torture of the victim will be reflected in the sentence which must be imposed', she said. The court heard earlier that Chan had used various weapons such as metal rods, mop handles, a mug, a pair of pliers, a screwdriver, a hammer and a bird perch. Mr Shek had endured the serious abuse between 2000 and 2004 without quitting or even making a complaint, prosecutor Richard Donald told the court. The beatings were exposed when his family saw extensive injuries on his body and sent him to Eastern Hospital on February 12, 2004. A medical report said Mr Shek had dark purple bruises and marked swellings all over his body and face. Chan had squeezed his tongue with pliers, leaving a 1.5cm split in the middle. Judge Chua noted the psychological report showed Chan did not suffer from any mental condition. The report said 'a sense of superiority was seen in [Chan's] self-assured personality' and 'victim empathy was not demonstrated'. Denying the attacks to the psychologist, Chan maintained her relationship with Mr Shek was 'normal and satisfactory'. The report said Chan's personality showed 'histrionic and narcissistic traits'. Judge Chua advised Mr Shek to engage a lawyer to seek compensation from Chan through civil proceedings. 'I don't wish to prejudice the civil remedies which might be open to [Mr Shek],' she said. She declined to make a compensation order because she had insufficient material to make an accurate assessment for compensation and of Chan's ability to pay. Confederation of Trade Unions spokesman Tam Wai-to said workers should not hesitate to seek help if they were being mistreated. 'The sentence is definitely a heavy one. It surely will serve as a warning to bad employers,' Mr Tam said. 'The courts are usually merciful to those employers who ill-treat their employees.' He said he had never seen such a severe case, with mistreatment usually consisting of verbal abuse.