Man on probation slashes bouncer
While serving his probation, he reoffended and committed his most serious offence.
Mohamed Asrafd Peer Mohamed, 22, used a glass fragment to slash bouncer Prakash Jagajeevan, 29, in the neck last year.
Asrafd, who is jobless, was jailed 15 months and fined $3,000 yesterday.
He had gone to the Infinity Club at Sentosa Gateway last Sept 28, but Mr Prakash refused to let him in at around 4.30am as he was behaving in a rowdy manner. Enraged, Asrafd punched the bouncer and slashed his neck before running away.
According to earlier news reports, Mr Prakash was taken to the Singapore General Hospital and was rushed to the emergency operating theatre. He was found to have suffered injuries including a lacerated left facial artery and lacerated neck muscles.
For voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon, Asrafd was originally sentenced to a year's jail. But he had to pay the price for failing to behave himself while on probation.
District Judge Shaifuddin Saruwan decided to jail Asrafd for an additional three months and fined him for the offences that had earlier led him to be put on probation.
In 2012, Asrafd was put on a two-year probation for offences including voluntarily causing hurt and disorderly behaviour.
He was put on probation for another two years in 2013 for similar offences, the court heard.
Before handing out his sentence, Judge Shaifuddin said Asrafd had been given numerous chances but he decided to continue with his errant ways.
The judge added that it was fortunate that Mr Prakash did not suffer more serious injuries.
For voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon, Asrafd could have been jailed up to seven years, or fined or caned, or any combination of such punishments.