The Police have arrested a 21-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons under Section 326 of the Penal Code 1871.

On 17 July 2022 at about 2.10 am, the Police responded to a case where a man had allegedly assaulted another man with a karambit along Circular Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that a 37-year-old man was involved in a fight with a 21-year-old man, and the 21-year-old man had allegedly retaliated by slashing the 37-year-old man with a karambit before he fled the scene. The 37-year-old man suffered multiple laceration wounds and was conveyed conscious to the hospital.

Through extensive ground enquires and with the aid of the images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division and Criminal Investigation Department established the identity of the 21-year-old man and arrested him within 12 hours of the reported offence. A karambit which was purportedly used during the incident was seized.

During the arrest of the 21-year-old man, another 19-year-old man was arrested for the offence of harbouring an offender under Section 212 of the Penal Code 1871. The 21-year-old man will be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons under Section 326 of the Penal Code 1871 and the 19-year-old man will be charged with harbouring an offender under Section 212 of the Penal Code 1871. Both men will be charged in court on 19 July 2022.

The offence of voluntarily causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapon under Section 326 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term of life imprisonment or imprisonment for a term which may extend to 15 years, and shall also be liable to a fine or to caning. The offence of harbouring an offender which is punishable with imprisonment term between one year to 20 years, carries an imprisonment term which may extend to one-fourth of the longest term of imprisonment provided for that offence, or a fine, or both.

Source: Singapore Police Force