A cheating husband savagely battered his wife before concocting a “cock and bull” story with his mistress to make it appear as if HE was the victim of abuse.
Former probation worker Muhammed Khalil, 38, launched a frenzied attack on his wife Bilkis Parveen, 33, when she refused to let him take their two children away from the family home.
He slapped her in the face before ramming her head into a cabinet leaving her with a serious head injury on October 31 last year.
He fled their home in Hall Green, Birmingham, and invented a web of lies with his new lover Anarkali Habib, 34, who told police she saw him being attacked by his wife.
She told detectives she was driving past their house when she witnessed Mrs Parveen attacking Khalil and handed him her mobile phone to call police.
But a court heard the pair had been having an affair for months and invented the story in a bid to frame Khalil’s wife.
A jury found Khalil guilty of actual bodily harm on Friday following a two day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Prosecutor Graeme Simpson told the court Khalil flew into a rage when he tried to take his two children, two and four, away from his wife.
Mr Simpson said: “He swore at her and slapped her across the face three or four times before pushing her against furniture in the hallway, where she received a nasty cut above her eye.
“In interview Mr Khalil initially told police that he did not know the woman (Habib) and had never met her.
“When officers told him later that they had been provided with the same mobile telephone number by his wife who had been told about a witness from York, he admitted concocting the cock and bull story.”
Habib, from York, had previously admitted one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice with their web of lies.
She was handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, in December last year.
Mrs Parveen told the court she had found out her husband had been cheating on her after she discovered Habib’s number on his mobile phone.
She told the court: “I had found out that he had been having an affair and had forgiven him.
“He came back for four days and then left again.
“He turned up again and said he wanted to take the kids.”
Bailing Khalil until sentencing on May 14, Judge Simon Drew QC told him: “All sentencing options are open to me and custody is extremely likely.”