Singapore: Workers say Beach Road slasher is separated from victim; couple have two children

15/4/2022 5:30:00 PM

Videos of the incident show a wounded woman on the ground as a man confronts her with a chopper.

Videos of the incident show a wounded woman on the ground as a man confronts her with a chopper.

The man who allegedly slashed his wife repeatedly outside a restaurant on Beach Road is separated from her, those who know the couple said.

They added that the man, 46, and his 41-year-old wife have two children - a boy and a girl.They heard a woman screaming for help near Zhong Hua Steamboat and were horrified to see her bleeding while a man armed with a chopper continued to confront her.They heard a woman screaming for help near Zhong Hua Steamboat and were horrified to see her bleeding while a man armed with a chopper continued to confront her.High Court judge Justice Abu Bakar Katar said the lower court had erred in accepting the 27-year-old’s unsworn defence statement.

The family is from China, said staff of restaurants in the area.Wei Chen Xiang, a worker from Zhong Hua Steamboat, said the victim has been working at Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat for about a year and described her as friendly.Jackie Tee, 30 said he threw bins at the alleged attacker.Both eateries are on Beach Road."He was slashing the woman relentlessly and the first thing I thought to do was to help her," added Tee.ALSO READ: 'I couldn't stand there and let her die' says man who confronted Beach Road slasher "She always said hello with a smile when we ran into each other and seemed to be a good-natured person," said Wei, 32.The incident on Thursday happened outside a row of shops and restaurants on Beach Road at about 5.Leonard Shi, owner of Samurai BBQ, which is located on Liang Seah Street, said the woman is from Henan, a province in Central China.“The court had erred when it accepted the respondent’s defence that she did not know that there was a basikal lajak activity during that night as her excuse to drive her car recklessly until it caused the death of the victims,” said Justice Abu Bakar.

"I heard she intended to go back to China some time ago, but stayed on to help her boss with the hotpot restaurant here," he said.Tee was terrified in the moment but he knew that if he did not act, the woman could die.Tee was terrified in the moment but he knew that if he did not act, the woman could die.Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat had its shutters down when The Straits Times visited on Friday (April 15) afternoon.When contacted, one of their staff members said they were assisting with police investigations and declined to comment further.Tee added that the man tried to lunge at him with the chopper but thankfully, a worker from Zhong Hua Steamboat blocked him with chairs and metal plates.Most of the restaurants in the area were open on Friday, with a steady flow of patrons returning to the area after the horrific attack on Thursday afternoon.Tee's boss, Leonard Shi, owner of Samurai BBQ also helped ward off the assailant using a metal signpost.Videos of the incident show a woman with multiple wounds on the ground outside Zhong Hua Steamboat as a man confronts her with a chopper."There were more than 40 people gathered around but only about 10 people were trying to stop him.“Instead, the prosecution had proven beyond doubt the essence of the offence.

Restaurant workers had to intervene in the incident by throwing plastic chairs and metal signposts to stop him.Wei and Shi were among the people who confronted the alleged assailant.Samurai BBQ is on Liang Seah Street, which is adjacent to Beach Road and about 30m from Zhong Hua Steamboat.Samurai BBQ is on Liang Seah Street, which is adjacent to Beach Road and about 30m from Zhong Hua Steamboat.A number of workers chased him into an alley behind the row of eateries before he was tasered inside the restaurant where his wife works.On Friday, curious passers-by were spotted peeking into the alley where the man was confronted, and inspecting the ground where the victim laid bleeding.Wei Chen Xiang, a worker from Zhong Hua Steamboat said it was harrowing and visions of what happened came to mind when he turned up for work on Friday.A woman who wanted to be known only as Ms Lam, 26, said:"I was shocked when I read the news on Thursday.He threw plastic chairs at the man during the attack.The offence under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) carries a maximum jail term of 10 years and a fine of RM20,000 upon conviction.

"Since I have plans to meet friends here for lunch today, I thought to take a look around."There was a lot of blood everywhere." Another diner, Ming Li, 33, who was having lunch with a friend in a restaurant along Liang Seah Street, said:"We don't dare to dine too near the incident site after seeing video clips of the attack.It was very violent..."But the man has been arrested, so we decided to stick to our plans to dine in the area." Earlier this month, Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, raised in Parliament the issue of public safety following a spate of violent attacks involving weapons.The workers chased the alleged assailant down an alley behind the row of restaurants and he was eventually Tasered by the police while inside Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan said the number of knife-related crimes involving murder, robbery, rioting and serious hurt has remained relatively constant, averaging about 150 annually in recent years.The eatery is next to Zhong Hua Steamboat, a restaurant at the corner of Beach Road and Liang Seah Street.He added that about 36 per cent of these crimes occurred in residential areas and 3 per cent happened in educational premises.The men's actions were lauded online, with many praising them for being brave.The rest took place in other public and commercial places.- The Straits Times/ANN Article type: free.The police officers who cornered the alleged assailant, who was still armed, were also praised for keeping their cool as they subdued him.The police officers who cornered the alleged assailant, who was still armed, were also praised for keeping their cool as they subdued him.

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