Indian Man Who Attacked Singapore Officer Sentenced To 12-Years Prison
After the attack on November 9, 2020, victim Mohamad Afiq Mohamad Jamil, 29, received 141 days of hospitalization leave.
NEW DELHI: An Indian-born man who attacked a Certis enforcement officer with a sickle two years ago and seriously injured his leg was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years and 9 months in prison and nine strokes of the cane.
According to The Straits Times, Vickneswaran Sivan, 32, was upset with the officer after receiving a summons for smoking a cigarette on the void deck of an apartment building in Canberra Link in Sembawang.
After the attack on November 9, 2020, victim Mohamad Afiq Mohamad Jamil, 29, received 141 days of hospitalization leave. He will have scars for life, but it is anticipated that he will fully recover.
District Judge Marvin Bay recognized Vickneswaran's disrespect for authority before imposing the sentence.
"It would be a moral hazard," the judge continued, "if officers were discouraged from bravely and diligently carrying out their duties, resulting from any anxiety that they may face physical harm... from the very individuals whose behavior and compliance they were policing."
Vickneswaran had admitted guilt to seven offences, including intentionally inflicting great bodily harm and intentionally endangering a public servant, in October.
Shortly before the incident, he was at the Canberra Link void deck with two buddies. A man in his forties, one of them, was holding a lit cigarette.
Vickneswaran challenged the Certis cops to a fight and punched the auxiliary policeman in the face after discovering a sickle with a 16 cm-long, curved blade.
He cut at least four times through Afiq's wrists and legs before chasing after the auxiliary policeman, who was able to flee.
Vickneswaran, who had taken a taxi home, was detained the following day when neighbourhood residents contacted the police.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Pei Wei previously informed the court that Afiq's injuries had negatively impacted his ability to engage in leisure activities and do his job. She continued, "As a result, he had to be redeployed."
Vickneswaran was indicted in court and granted bail.
He is charged with beating his pregnant wife in June 2021, resulting in several fractures, and stealing SGD 1,930 from her bank account.