64-year-old Yeo Chee Tee was sentenced to 14 months and one-week imprisonment on Thursday (18 May) after pleading guilty to a charge of assaulting his son with a weapon.
He had slashed his 26-year-old son with a chopper following a dispute arising from his son opening some of his letters without permission, according to The Straits Times.
At the time of the attack, Yeo was living with his son at a flat in Serangoon North.
On 8 January 2022, Yeo told his son’s mother (it was not stated in court documents if Yeo was married to her) that their son had opened some of his letters without asking him.
The son then found out that Yeo scolded his mother over the incident and confronted him about it, resulting in an argument between the two.
The son then pushed Yeo and restrained him from behind, but Yeo broke free and ran into the kitchen to grab a chopper and slashed his son.
The police were alerted to the incident and the son was then sent to Sengkang General Hospital where he was found with wounds on his chest, left forearm, both of his thighs, right shoulder and left wrist.
His injuries were so significant that it penetrated through to the bone, with several of his muscles being cut and resulted in him being hospitalised – he was eventually discharged on 10 January and given 119 days of hospitalisation leave.
He had impaired use of his left hand for a year, from 8 January 2022 to 11 January 2023.
He has since almost regained full range of movement in his left fingers and was last examined on 11 January 2023.
Earlier this week, a 41-year-old woman was jailed for stabbing her 11-year-old son for going into her room and using her phone without permission.