SINGAPORE – A 23-year-old man was slashed at Yishun Ring Road yesterday, with witnesses claiming that the victim was attacked by some youth.
The victim suffered injuries to his head and arms, and was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Police said that they received a call about the incident at 5.50pm.
Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened at the void deck of Block 362, Yishun Ring Road.
The suspects are 13, 15 and 18 years old.
According to witnesses, the victim staggered past several blocks – leaving a trail of blood – before seeking help from a resident living on the second floor of Block 343.
The resident told Media-Corp: “He came up here all the way … I asked: What happened? He said, ‘Somebody chopped my hand’.”
Other residents said the victim was not alone when he was attacked.
The police said that they are investigating.
The case has been classified under Section 324 of the Penal Code, that is voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon or means.
The latest incident comes after two high-profile cases of gang attacks, including the slashing at Downtown East of 19-year-old Darren Ng on Oct 30. Mr Ng died from his injuries after being admitted to hospital. The other incident happened at Bukit Panjang housing estate. Patwant Singh