21-year-old charged with attacking his father using sharp object

SINGAPORE - A man, 21, was charged on Wednesday morning (May 12) with attacking his father and leaving him with stab wounds.

Prasanth Saravanan faced one charge of voluntarily causing hurt to his 41-year-old father by means of a "sharp instrument".

The alleged incident occurred on Monday at around 11.23pm on a pavement between Blocks 26 and 27 Ghim Moh Link.

On Wednesday, the court heard that Prasanth has pending charges for fraud and had been arrested for failing to attend court and breach of home leave under the prison's mandatory aftercare scheme.

No bail was offered and he has been remanded. More charges are expected at a later hearing for his case.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, the police had said a 41-year-old man was attacked by his son and taken to hospital while conscious after suffering multiple injuries.

The son had left the scene before the police arrived. Preliminary investigations by the police had revealed that the two men may have had a dispute earlier.

Within four hours of the reported crime, officers from the Clementi and Jurong police divisions tracked down the suspect using ground inquiries and images from police cameras.

Those found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means can be jailed for up to seven years, fined and caned.

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