Jailed for punching his boxing coach
Man enraged when coach messed up boxing glove arrangement and spewed vulgarities when confronted
He used to learn how to fight under his boxing coach. But the relationship soured, and he beat up his former instructor instead.
Yesterday, businessman Shri Sham Sudandiran, 28, was jailed three weeks for attacking boxing coach Srikand Subramaniam, 48, last year.
Shri Sham pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt.
The two men went to Bedok Stadium to attend the Sijori (Singapore Johor Riau) Invitational Boxing Championship on April 8 last year to help out with logistics.
They also had to distribute boxing gloves.
But a dispute broke out between them.
Shri Sham's lawyer, Mr Foo Ho Chew, told the court that his client found out Mr Srikand had messed up some gloves which he had earlier arranged according to size.
Shri Sham then confronted his former coach about the matter. According to the lawyer, Mr Srikand responded by hurling vulgarities at him and also used insulting language against his mother.
Upset, Shri Sham approached another boxing coach, Mr Thangavalu Balasundram, to tell him that he had a problem with Mr Srikand.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Tan Ee Kuan told District Judge Salina Ishak: "As he spoke to him, (Mr Thangavalu) noticed the accused was tearing. The accused and the victim then left the stadium separately."
Nurse Sivachandran Murugasu met Mr Srikand outside and tried to calm him down.
Shri Sham suddenly came forward, punched Mr Srikand once on his left cheek and shouted: "Why did you scold my mum?"
Mr Sivachandran managed to separate the pair, but as they were walking towards the carpark at around 3pm, Shri Sham attacked Mr Srikand again and punched his face multiple times.
Mr Srikand suffered bruises on his face and was given 12 days hospitalisation leave.
DPP Tan said Shri Sham went to the Institute of Mental Health on April 15 last year and was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder - impulsive type.
In court yesterday, DPP Yvonne Poon said Shri Sham had a history of committing violent offences and was last jailed for two weeks in 2013 for using criminal force on a public servant.
For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed up to two years and fined up to $5,000.