Bras Basah fatal attack: Jail and six strokes for final accused

SINGAPORE - The final man involved in a fatal attack on a computer technician at Bras Basah Complex in April 2011 was sentenced to four years and seven months' jail and six strokes of the cane on Monday.

Delivery assistant Nur Iksan Abdul Wahid, 25, was convicted on Sept 4 of causing grievous hurt to Mr Syed Ali Abdullah Alhamid, 25, by punching and kicking him.

Mr Syed Ali died of a severe head injury as a result of the attack, which involved two other men who had been sentenced to four years' jail and six strokes of the cane each.

Iksan was also found guilty of instigating one of the co-accused to steal the victim's card holder containing $20 and two cards. The victim was at Soul, a club at North Bridge Road, with friends on the evening of April 14, 2011.

Around midnight, Iksan's group arrived. He became acquainted with the victim and the two later gathered at the open space at Bras Basah Complex.

They were joined by Muhammad Arsyil Johar, 21, and Muhammad Nazrul Ali, 22, Iksan's national service friends.

An altercation later ensued between Mr Syed Ali and Iksan's group.

The prosecution said that Iksan threw the first punch at Mr Syed Ali's face. The victim fell and became unconscious.

Arsyil and Nazrul also kicked and punched the victim. Iksan did nothing to stop them.

Mr Ramesh Tiwary, Iksan's lawyer, said that there was no common intention between his client and the other two accused to injure the victim.

Iksan claimed in his police statement that the victim had propositioned him.

In sentencing Iksan, District Judge Marvin Bay said that even if the accused was offended at the proposition, he should have just walked away.

"There can be no justification for the extreme violence visited on the victim," the judge added.

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