In the case of stabbing with a knife outside the Beach Road Hotpot Restaurant, the female victim’s condition has improved. She has left the intensive care unit and is currently hospitalized at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Graphic videos of a man using a chopper, and two other knives, to viciously slash a woman said to be his wife, was virally circulated last week. Various videos caught the man assaulting the woman in an alley with a kitchen knife in what appeared to be a shocking, and bloody attack on the victim. The injuries caused severe injuries to her neck and head. She was bloodied, and her left hand was almost cut off. She was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment, and her injuries have also attracted much attention.
The employer of the injured woman, said later that he had gone to the hospital to visit his employee and that her condition although serious, had improved. Several businesses have raised funds for the wounded woman and the public have also given a hand.
The Chinese Daily reported yesterday (19 April) that nearly $30,000 had been raised for the injured woman. The donors said in an earlier interview that they wanted to reward the heroes who stood up to save lives at that time. So far only one member of the public has accepted the $500 donation. The donors said that if the other people who helped her do not come forward to accept the reward, they will hand over the remaining money to the victim directly, or to her through her employer.
Police investigations are ongoing.
The Police commended the members of the public who had intervened to prevent the man from causing further harm to the woman. The man was charged in court on 16 April 2022 with attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code. Those found guilty of the offence of attempted murder will be liable to life imprisonment, imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine, or both.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Jeremy Ang, Commander of the Central Police Division, said: “The Police are aware of videos circulating online of the incident and would like to urge members of the public to refrain from circulating the videos and speculating on the case.”