Logan Govindaraj, a 30-year-old Indian national, pleaded guilty on 24 November to one charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt – he had bitten off the tip of the victim, Muthu Selvam’s, finger.
He is due to return to the court in December for his sentencing.
Logan was with Muthu and another worker inside a parked lorry near their dormitory on 6 December at around 4pm, they were drinking alcohol and playing music.
Logan drank more than 3 cans of beer and while drunk, he accused Muthu of sleeping with other workers.
Muthu asked him to leave the lorry after telling him to stop lying.
The two then alighted from the lorry as Logan continued shouting and getting in the way of Muthu.
Muthu then pushed him out of the way, with his left hand landing near Logan’s chest near where his mouth is.
Logan then bit his left pinky finger.
Realized finger was missing
Muthu then bled profusely and slapped Logan in return, grabbing his shirt – that was also when he realized the top of his pinky finger was missing.
Muthu then cleaned his wound and asked his colleagues to call 995, and he was then conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he had part of his finger amputated to prevent infection.
His missing finger-tip was found at the scene but ultimately couldn’t be reattached.
Logan was then arrested and found to be drunk at the time.