Man jailed and caned for assaulting car rental company owner over fee dispute

Man jailed and caned for assaulting car rental company owner over fee dispute

Yahoo Singapore·2017-12-29 07:10

Two men punched and slashed the owner of a car rental company with a chopper over a fee dispute, leaving him with a permanently disfigured ear and other injuries.

For his part in the attack, odd-job labourer Lee John Kelvin, 38, pleaded guilty on Thursday (28 December) to voluntarily causing grievous hurt with common intention and was jailed 30 months and three weeks and given three strokes of the cane. He also admitted to one charge of causing hurt in a separate incident and one charge of theft.

The State Courts heard that the company owner, Ho Hee Yang, 26, leased a car to freelance worker Mohamad Afiq Mohamad Noor, 31, for a month starting from 23 November 2016. After Afiq defaulted on the weekly rental fee, Ho told him that he would have to return the car if he did not pay  by 7pm on 3 December.

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