Man, 27, charged over Bedok North slashing

The area with a trail of blood on the floor in Bedok North hawker centre that was cordoned off by the police, following a parang attack on July 21, 2015.
The area with a trail of blood on the floor in Bedok North hawker centre that was cordoned off by the police, following a parang attack on July 21, 2015. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old man who slashed another youth near a Bedok North hawker centre was charged on Thursday (July 23) in court with voluntarily causing grievous hurt.

Sari Gujang is accused of having used a knife to slash Mr Muhammad Rizuwan Zakariah, 25, opening a 10cm gash on his left palm.

The act allegedly took place at about 5am on July 21 at Block 538, Bedok North Street 3.

 

Mr Rizuwan reportedly fled to a nearby hawker centre dripping blood, where he asked for help. He was later taken conscious to Changi General Hospital.

Sari's case will next be heard in court on July 30.

If convicted, Sari could be jailed for life, or for up to 15 years, and also be liable to a fine or caning.

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