Man, who claimed he was slashed in Sengkang, hurt himself; being investigated by police

The man had posted pictures of himself with his extensive wounds on Facebook.
The man had posted pictures of himself with his extensive wounds on Facebook.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A man who claimed he was assaulted at Rivervale Crescent and received slash wounds is being investigated by the police for providing false information.

The 33-year-old man was first found with slash wounds at the area past midnight on Monday (June 5).

When questioned by police, he claimed he was assaulted by an unknown person.

He was taken to hospital, and he wrote on Facebook about his incident and his injuries.

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However, Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers found several inconsistencies in his story while investigating.

They established that he had provided false information and that his injuries were self-inflicted.

Investigations against him are ongoing. If convicted of giving information he knows to be false to a public servant, he can be jailed for up to a year and/or fined up to $5,000.

The police in their statement reminded the public that police resources can be put to better use dealing with real crimes and emergencies rather than false reports.