Man, 46, charged over stabbing incident at Lorong 21 Geylang

Generic photo of a hand holding a kitchen knife. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect that Koh was charged.

SINGAPORE — A 46-year-old man was charged on Thursday (20 February) for an alleged stabbing incident in Geylang.

Singaporean Koh Chiang Hock is accused of stabbing Kwoh Tze Poh once on the left side of his head and on his torso with a pair of scissors on Tuesday at 51 Lorong 21 Geylang Road. Kwok is said to have suffered a cut measuring 4cm and 1cm on the left side of his head and his torso respectively from the incident at 10am.

He faces one count of voluntarily causing hurt with a weapon, which carries a jail term of up to seven years, or a fine, or caning, or any combination of the punishments.

The police said in a release on Wednesday that it was alerted to an assault incident at Lorong 21 Geylang some ten minutes after it happened. Kwoh was found at the scene with a cut on his head and multiple stab wounds on his torso. Hen was taken to a hospital.

Investigations by officers from the Bedok Police Division led to Koh’s arrest within 24 hours of the incident, police added.

Koh will return to court on 19 March.

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