Man charged for slashing another in hand and back as retaliation in fight at Marsiling playground

A man was charged with voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon on Thursday (Oct 20) after slashing another man in a fight in Marsiling.

Danial Raj Barnabas Ravindran, 21, is said to have attacked Mr D. Kiran Raj, 27, at a playground near Block 8 Marsiling Drive on Tuesday (Oct 18), reported The Straits Times.

Police responded to the case at about 1.16am.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the two men were involved in a fight and Danial had allegedly retaliated by slashing Mr Kiran before he fled the scene.

Mr Kiran was later found with lacerations on his back and right hand when he sought treatment at the hospital.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested Danial within 17 hours of the reported offence.

A knife that was purportedly used during the incident was seized. Preliminary investigations revealed that the men know each other.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Danial’s case has been adjourned to Nov 17.

The offence of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon carries an imprisonment term which may extend to seven years, or a fine, or caning or any combination of such punishments.