Knife-wielding man poured shampoo on wife, tore her clothes and threatened to rape her

A 31-year-old man will be charged in court on Friday (Sep 10) following a dispute with his wife last year, in which he allegedly threatened her with a knife.

The police said they had received a call for assistance at Blk 102 Aljunied Crescent on October 17, 2020, at around 1.50pm.

The caller informed the police that she was allegedly threatened by her husband with a knife.

Through extensive ground enquiries, officers from Bedok Police Division arrested the man on October 24, 2020.

"Investigations revealed that the man had a dispute with his wife," police said in a statement on Thursday (Sep 9).

"He then purportedly caused hurt to his wife by pouring shampoo on her head which entered her eyes, hitting her with a towel, tearing her clothes, threatening to rape her and getting his friends to rape her, pointing a knife at her and pushing his wife’s face left and right."

The man will be charged in court with voluntarily causing hurt, criminal force and criminal intimidation.

If convicted, he faces up to three years in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt, up to three months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500 for using criminal force, as well as up to two years in jail and/or a fine for criminal intimidation.