SOURCE: The New Paper
An air steward allegedly stabbed his wife in her abdomen before he attempted to jump off a parapet outside his home.
The alleged stabbing happened on Friday afternoon at a five-room unit on the 15th storey of an HDB block in Sengkang. Witnesses told Chinese-language evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that the man’s Indonesian maid held on to her employer’s waist and stopped him from falling over. The man allegedly ran out of his home after he had stabbed his wife, and attempted to kill himself.
Police said they received a call at 2.10pm requesting assistance at the unit. A police spokesman said last night:
“Upon our arrival, a woman in her 30s was found to have sustained injuries to her abdomen. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
“A man in his 40s was arrested in relation to the case. He was charged this morning (Saturday) with attempted murder.”
Police confirmed that a call was received that day, but when they went down to the unit, there was no case. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in jail and a fine. If he is found to have caused hurt, he can be jailed for life, or up to 20 years, and shall be liable to caning or a fine or both.
An Indonesian maid, who works on the 13th storey, told Lianhe Wanbao that she heard a commotion around 1pm on Thursday. The maid claimed that she was able to see into the unit from her employer’s home, and said that she saw the couple arguing. The victim is said to be a former flight stewardess.
The couple have two sons, aged six and eight. Other than the family of four, the man’s mother and an Indonesian maid is said to live in the unit. Neighbours were apparently alerted by a woman’s cries of pain.
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