Attempted Murder : 37-year-old Man Found With Burn Wounds At Marsiling Crescent, 65-year-old Man Arrested


According to a statement from the police on Thursday, a 65-year-old man was arrested on December 28 for attempted murder of another man at Marsiling Crescent.

A call for assistance was received along Marsiling Crescent at about 10.12 PM on December 28. A 37-year-old male with burn injuries was discovered by the police when they arrived.

He was taken conscious to the hospital.

The 65-year-old man was arrested at the scene in connection to the incident.

According to Today, the man named Tay Kheng Hock was charged on Friday (Dec 30) for attempting to murder a 37-year-old man.

Tay Kheng Hock is accused of “pouring accelerant on the younger man” and “setting him alight with a lighter” at 10.12pm on Dec 28 at Block 210, Marsiling Crescent, Today reported.

If this act had caused the younger man’s death, Tay would have been guilty of murder, and he did cause hurt to the victim, according to the charge sheet.

Attempted murder carries a penalty of life imprisonment and caning, or a jail term of up to 20 years and fine or caning, or both. Police investigations are ongoing.

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