Man dies after being attacked with nail-studded plank on New Year’s Day; migrant worker charged, Latest Singapore News

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A migrant worker has been charged in court docket after a fatal attack on a man, in which a wooden plank embedded with nails was used, on New Year’s Day.

Paneer Vetrivel, 26, an Indian nationwide, was charged with voluntarily inflicting grievous damage by a harmful weapon in a particular sitting of the Criminal Mentions Court on Sunday (Jan 2).

Between roughly 1am and 1.25am on Jan 1, he’s alleged to have hit Mr Rajendran Shanmugasundran, 37, with the plank close to 20 Woodlands Industrial Park E1.

On Saturday the police had stated the 2 males had been concerned in a dispute at a dormitory in Woodlands Industrial Park.

Officers had been alerted to the combat round 1.25am, and located Mr Rajendran mendacity immobile on the bottom with head accidents.

He was taken to hospital, the place he later died.

Paneer was arrested and has been remanded for additional investigations.

His case is predicted to come back up in court docket once more on Jan 7.

If convicted of voluntarily inflicting grievous damage with a harmful weapon, he may be jailed for all times and caned, or jailed for as much as 15 years, caned and fined.

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