Teen poked mum with needle-shaped object and threatened to take out her intestines

Shaffiq Alkhatib
The Straits Times
Dec 16, 2022

A teen assaulted his mother one day in October, and a district judge issued an expedited order the next day requiring him not to use violence on the woman, after she applied for it.

But Naydhan Subhash, 19, ignored the order on Nov 9 and told his mother: “I will take out your intestines... I will slit your throat... I will slap you.”

On Friday, Naydhan, who is in remand, pleaded guilty to charges including one count each of assault and harassment.

Naydhan and his mother were in their Sengkang flat at around 5pm on Oct 24 when he flung a tissue box at her, striking her shoulder. He also used what the prosecution described as a “needle-shaped prayer object” to repeatedly poke her body.

He then got into a dispute with her in the last week of October and told her: “I will kill you.”

Naydhan got into another dispute with his mother on Nov 9 and said, among other things, that he would take out her intestines.

Court documents did not disclose details about the disputes.

The police were alerted that evening, and the teen was later charged in court.

Naydhan, who appeared in court via video link on Friday, was not represented by a lawyer.

He chose to say nothing when asked for his mitigation plea.

The court then called for reports to assess his suitability for probation and reformative training. Young offenders given reformative training are detained in a centre to follow a strict regimen that can include foot drills and counselling.

Naydhan will be sentenced on Jan 16.

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