Ubi slashing incident: Victim had criticised assailant's hometown which led to fallout

The 31-year-old man who was slashed in a drinking session gone awry had insulted his assailant’s hometown, which led to a fallout. 

Stomp earlier reported on the harrowing incident which happened at a unit in Block 340, Ubi Avenue 1, on Sunday (July 23). 

A 34-year-old Vietnamese worker who stayed in the unit told reporters that there were six to seven foreign workers staying there with him.

The victim, a Vietnamese, did not stay in the unit, but had come at the invitation of the interviewee, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao

He said:

“I only drank a few cups of beer, and went to take my afternoon nap.

“I woke up after a while to people quarrelling, and heard a scream, followed by someone shouting for help.

“I ran out of my room, and saw the victim with blood all over his face!”

According to the interviewee, the victim ran out and banged on a neighbour’s door for help.

Police officers and paramedics arrived later and the victim was conveyed to a hospital for treatment.

It is understood that the victim had gotten into a heated argument with a 27-year-old Vietnamese man after criticising his hometown.

The argument subsequently devolved into a scuffle.

The assailant, in a fit of rage, grabbed a knife, and slashed the victim across the face. 

In response to media queries, a police spokesman said that the police were alerted to the case at 3.53pm on July 23, 2017.

The case is currently under investigation.