Man in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shooting faces two more charges

Muhammad Iskandar Sa’at, the man who fired three shots intending to cause physical injury to a policeman at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on June 20, 2015.
Muhammad Iskandar Sa’at, the man who fired three shots intending to cause physical injury to a policeman at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on June 20, 2015.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - The man accused of firing three rounds from a police revolver at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was charged with two more offences on Monday.

Muhammad Iskandar Sa'at, 23, faces the death penalty for allegedly discharging three bullets from a .38 inch calibre Taurus revolver with intent to cause physical injury to Staff Sergeant Mohammad Sadli Razali, 31, on June 20 between 7.03pm and 7.06pm.

He is now charged with hitting Mr Sadli multiple times with t-baton and with a metal pole used for securing an IV drip at 6.53pm and 7pm the same day, with intent to deter the policeman from discharging his duty.

The other fresh charge states that he tried to escape from police custody after he was arrested for stealing a lorry.

The prosecution applied for him to be remanded at a medical centre for psychiatric evaluation.

His family members have instructed lawyer Shashi Nathan to act for him. Mr Nathan's colleague, Ms Tania Chin, appeared for him in court on Monday.

Muhammad Iskandar will return to court on July 20.

The maximum punishment for causing hurt to a public servant is seven years' jail, a fine and caning. The punishment for attempting to escape from legal custody is one year's jail and a fine.

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