A 37-year-old man was found lying on the ground outside a food court at Holland Village, with $3,000 on him, and a knife lodged in his stomach.
The incident happened at a food court along Lorong Liput, in Holland Village yesterday (Jul 4) at around 6.15am.
A female passer-by who made the startling discovery called the police, and the victim was conveyed to National University Hospital (NUH) for emergency surgery, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao.
The 58-year-old owner of the food court told reporters that the victim was a Chinese national and had been working in Singapore for more than a year.
The 62-year-old owner of an economical rice stall in the food court said:
"This morning, a young couple found the victim, with a knife lodged in his stomach, lying on the ground outside the food court."
The stall owner added that the victim also suffered injuries on his neck, and was drifting in and out of consciousness while he was transported into an ambulance.
It is understood that half of the blade length had penetrated the man's stomach.
There were also two other knives placed on a table next to the victim.
Upon reaching NUH, the victim underwent an emergency operation, and his condition has since stabilised.
However, he is currently under sedation and has yet to regain consciousness.
Asked whether the knives could have been from the food court, the owner said that no knives from the food court were missing.
The wife of the food court owner also revealed that she had met the victim the night before (Jul 3) and told him to return home early, as he didn't look well, but was unsure why he had returned after operating hours.