15 months' jail and $3,000 fine for man who slashed nightclub bouncer

Mohamed Asrafd Peer Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $3,000 for causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Mohamed Asrafd Peer Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $3,000 for causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - An unemployed man was on Thursday found guilty of slashing a nightclub bouncer with a shard of glass.

Mohamed Asrafd Peer Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $3,000 by District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan, for causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon.

Judge Shaiffudin also noted that Mohamed Asrafd had been put on probation twice before for offences ranging from disorderly behaviour and theft to assaulting a police officer.

He had committed those crimes between 2012 and 2013.

"It's quite sad that instead of taking the chances I gave you, you continue your errant ways," said Judge Shaiffudin.

Mohamed Asrafd's sentence included his previous offences.

Last September, Mohamed Asrafd attacked Mr Prakash Jagajeevan outside the Infinity Club at Sentosa Gateway.

Mr Prakash, 29, was a bouncer at the club, and it was his first day at work.

The prosecution had told the court that Mr Prakash told Mohamed Asrafd to leave because he was behaving in a rowdy manner.

Instead, he punched Mr Prakash and slashed his neck with a shard of glass.

He ran away after the attack and Mr Prakash gave chase - but he was forced to stop as he was bleeding profusely from the attack.

Mr Prakash suffered a deep gash on his neck which tore into neck muscles and a facial artery.

Mohamed Asrafd was arrested near Clementi Avenue 5 two days later.

On Thursday, Judge Shaiffudin said his actions were very serious, and that it was lucky the victim had not been more seriously injured.

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