Geylang assault case: Bangladeshi charged with causing grievous hurt to victim who later died

A 34-year-old Bangladeshi, Rana Sohel, was charged in court today (July 11) with causing grievous hurt to 42-year-old Lim Leong Tat. 

According to The Straits Times, Rana had reportedly attacked the victim with three other Bangladeshis along Geylang Road, near Lorong 24A Geylang, between 7am and 7.43am on Sunday (July 9).

News of the assault came to light after Lim was discovered dead in an alley at Lorong 24A Geylang. 

A witness told reporters from Lianhe Wanbao that the victim had stepped forth to mediate an argument between two groups of men at a 24-hour coffeeshop on Sunday.

The four Bangladeshi men later allegedly punched Lim in the face and slammed his head on the ground, killing him. 

Police officers arrested Rana on Sunday after establishing his identity. 

Another Bangladeshi man was arrested on Monday (July 11), and is currently under investigation, while two other accomplices are still at large.

Rana has no legal representation and is being remanded at Central Police Division for further investigations.

He will be back in court on July 18, and if convicted, can be jailed up to 10 years, and fined or caned.