Third man in 2011 Bras Basah Complex attack jailed for grievous hurt

The third and final man, who involved in the April 2011 attack on a computer technician who subsequently died, was jailed for four years and seven months and was given six strokes of the cane on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. Nur Iksan Abdul Wahid (abov
The third and final man, who involved in the April 2011 attack on a computer technician who subsequently died, was jailed for four years and seven months and was given six strokes of the cane on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. Nur Iksan Abdul Wahid (above), 25, was found guilty earlier this month of causing grievous hurt to Syed Ali Abdullah Alhamid, 25, with two accomplices by punching and kicking him at Bras Basah Complex at Bain Street in the early hours of April 15, 2011. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The third and final man, who involved in the April 2011 attack on a computer technician who subsequently died, was jailed for four years and seven months and was given six strokes of the cane on Monday.

Nur Iksan Abdul Wahid, 25, was found guilty earlier this month of causing grievous hurt to Syed Ali Abdullah Alhamid, 25, with two accomplices by punching and kicking him at Bras Basah Complex at Bain Street in the early hours of April 15, 2011.

His defence was there was no common intention to cause skull fractures to the victim with his national service friends, Muhammad Arsyil Johar, then 21, and Muhammad Nazrul Ali, then 22.

Evidence led by the prosecution showed that Iksan and his party had gone to Soul, a club at the second floor of Odeon Towers, North Bridge Road, on April 14 that year. There, Iksan became acquainted with Syed Ali Abdullah. Both men left just before the club was closing and were seen together at Bras Basah Complex. What transpired between the two is unknown.

Generally Nazrul's court evidence and Iksan's police statements asserted that Iksan received a homosexual proposition from Syed Ali. But the prosecution did not accept Iksan's version. Furthermore Iksan had remained silent when his defence was called.

Later Arsyil and Nazrul joined Iksan at Bras Basah Complex, and the trio assaulted the victim. Iksan threw the first punch on the victim, who fell backwards onto the ground and became unconscious. Arsyil and Nazrul, who have both been dealt with, kicked and punched the victim. He was pronounced dead about two hours later.

Iksan delivered a second kick to the victim's body after taking the victim's cellphone lying nearby. Iksan, who had admitted to theft of the victim's phone and abetted Arsyil to try and steal a plastic card holder containing $20 and two cards. was jailed a total of four years, seven months and six strokes of the cane.

Judge Marvin Bay said even if Iksan had taken grave offence at the victim's proposition, the rational course for him would have been to just walk away.

"There can be no justification for the extreme violence visited on the victim,'' he added.