FINED FOR THROWING HOT MILK AT DOCTOR
PHOTO: ST FILE
Upset that his doctor had written that he was prone to tantrums, Abdul Aziz Selamat (above) splashed a jug of hot milk at her.
The 63-year-old homeless man was fined the maximum $1,500 last Monday. He could have been jailed for up to three months on top of the fine.
The attack happened on Sept 3 last year at Thye Hwa Kwan Hospital, where Aziz was referred to for rehabilitation following surgery.
Dr Parvathy Babu Surendra Babu, 31, had written in her summary form that Aziz threw tantrums almost daily and created trouble for hospital staff.
Afraid that the adverse comments would affect his applications for a Housing Board flat and financial assistance, he asked her to delete them, but she refused, sparking his anger.
He then told her he would "show what a tantrum was" and grabbed the jug from a nearby pantry.
Dr Parvathy suffered redness on her face and chest.