SINGAPORE — A man was charged on Thursday (28 October) for splashing hot water onto a woman's back and forehead at a hotel room in Marina Bay Sands, causing her first- and second-degree burns.
Later the same day, Chua Wang Dao, 51, allegedly emailed the woman's daughter, claiming that her mother had been sleeping with other men for money.
Chua was handed three charges at the State Courts, consisting of voluntarily causing hurt, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means, and causing harassment. Charge sheets did not state Chua and the woman's relationship.
All the alleged offences occurred on 9 April this year. At about 12pm on that day, Chua is said to have kicked and slapped the woman during a dispute at the Marina Bay Sands hotel room, causing her to suffer scratch marks and bruises over her body.
He then allegedly splashed her back and forehead with hot water in the room, causing her to suffer first-degree burns over her left forehead, as well as first- and second-degree burns on her back.
Hours later, Chua emailed the woman's daughter with the offensive remarks.
The Singapore Police Force said it was alerted to the case on 11 April. Chua will return to court on 25 November.
If convicted of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means, Chua may be jailed up to seven years, or fined, or caned, or any combination of the penalties. If convicted of voluntarily causing hurt, he may be jailed up to three years, fined up to $5,000, or both.
If convicted of intentionally causing harassment, a contravention of the Protection from Harassment Act, he may be jailed up to six months, fined up to 5,000, or both.
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