SINGAPORE - He has not been able to fully make use of his hands since he was brutally attacked in May 2010.
Testifying in court on Tuesday, Indian national Egan Karuppaiah, 42, said that he can no longer easily lift things and can only eat by using a spoon.
Mr Egan was allegedly robbed and attacked by four Sarawakians, including Micheal Garing, 25 and Tony Imba, 34, at a footpath at Sims Way in Kallang some time between 11.30pm on May 29, 2010, and 12.46am the next day.
Micheal and Tony are on trial for the murder of Indian national Shanmuganathan Dillidurai, 41, at an open field at Kallang Road in the early hours of May 30.
Mr Egan, a former pipe fitter whose wife and two children are in India, is now jobless and staying at Nightingale Home along Braddell Road.
He arrived in Singapore in January 2010 and lived at MacPherson Road, before moving to new lodgings at Lorong 13 Geylang on May 25 that year.
But disaster struck just four days later, while he was walking around Kallang to familiarise himself with the neighbourhood.
After talking to his wife in India over the phone, he was walking on a path behind Kallang MRT station when he saw four men walking towards him.