Man used Instagram to track ex-girlfriend

Man used Instagram to track ex-girlfriend

SINGAPORE - A bartender tracked down his former girlfriend through pictures she posted on photo-sharing site Instagram and then slashed her male companion, severing one of his fingers.

The victim turned out to be her cousin.

Yesterday, Muhammad Nurafiyan Mohamed Sani, 20, was sentenced to three years in jail and six strokes of the cane. He had pleaded guilty last week to causing grievous hurt to Mr Muhammad Mifdah Rosli, 21.

The court heard that Ms Nurul Atikah Abdulla, 20, was at the Azzura Club in Sentosa on the evening of June 8. There, she took a picture of herself and uploaded it onto Instagram.

Muhammad Nurafiyan noticed that the picture was also tagged under Mr Muhammad Mifdah's name and became annoyed.

Ms Nurul Atikah had planned to go to a chalet in Pasir Ris later and Muhammad Nurafiyan called her, demanding that she give him the address.

She refused and hung up on him.

On June 9, he found out that a friend was at the same chalet through pictures on Instagram, and obtained the address. Muhammad Nurafiyan and another friend then took a taxi to the chalet. Both were armed with knives and attacked Mr Muhammad Mifdah in a nearby multi-purpose hall.

Yesterday, Muhammad Nurafiyan was also sentenced to one year in jail for drug possession, which means he will serve a total of four years in prison.

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