TWO MEN TO BE CHARGED FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE OFFENCES
The Police will be charging two men for their suspected involvement in separate cases of family violence.
In the first case, a 57-year-old man will be charged for allegedly causing alarm and assaulting his wife on 25 October 2022. Preliminary investigations revealed that during a dispute, the man allegedly hurled vulgarities at his wife and assaulted her by twisting her arm twice. The man is also being investigated for previous incidents of family violence.
The man will be charged on 27 October 2022 with the offence of using abusive words likely to cause alarm, which is punishable under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act 2014 and the offence of voluntarily causing hurt, which is punishable under Section 323 of the Penal Code 1871.
The offence of using abusive words likely to cause alarm carries an imprisonment term of up to six months, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. The offence of voluntarily causing hurt carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
In the second case, a 47-year-old man will be charged for his suspected involvement in a case of criminal intimidation. On 21 October 2022 at about 10.30pm, the Police received a report of the victim allegedly being threatened by her husband at Block 191 Boon Lay Drive on 20 October 2022 at about 11.30pm. Investigations revealed that the man had a dispute with his wife and sent voice messages threatening to stab her on the neck. The man is also being investigated for previous incidents of family violence.
The man will be charged on 27 October 2022 with the offence of criminal intimidation, punishable under Section 506 of the Penal Code 1871.
The offence of criminal intimidation where the threat is to cause death or grievous hurt carries an imprisonment term of up to ten years, a fine, or both.
The Police have zero tolerance towards such acts of violence and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
26 October 2022 @ 10:00 PM