24-year-old Hossen Md Midul, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment on 21 June after pleading guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt.
He had stabbed his roommate with a kitchen knife on 13 January earlier this year at the CDPL Tuas Dormitory.
Hossen and the victim, also 24 years old, were both working for the same company at the time of the offence.
On 12 January at about 7.30pm, they were both hitting each other playfully, but it soon escalated into a fight and ended up having to be separated from each other by five other roommates who were living in the same dorm room.
Hossen was angry at the victim for the fight and he couldn’t sleep that night, and after midnight, he retrieved a kitchen knife while his roommates were fast asleep.
He then stabbed the victim in his left abdomen and ran away to the exercise corner, and the victim woke up feeling sharp pain and found a knife in his abdomen.
The police were then alerted and Hossen was then arrested.
The knife had narrowly missed the victim’s main artery that supplies blood to the lower body, which could have resulted in internal bleeding that threatened his life.
The victim ended up having surgery to remove part of his small intestines and sew the remaining parts together, and he was then given 28 days of hospitalisation leave.