A man allegedly attacking a couple with a knife in a block of the Yishun Housing Commission on Thursday was charged in court on Saturday (June 25).

Abdul Karim V. Sikander, 58, was accused of voluntarily seriously injuring himself by dangerous means.

He appeared in court via videolink while being handcuffed in the remand.

He wore a white polo T-shirt and a blue mask.

According to court documents, Karim was accused of attacking Sri Bandiya and Dan Bangjit Sim Min Dar Singh on Thursday night at 510A Yishun Street 51 with a 26 cm knife.

Previous reports have shown that men are 62 years old and women are 41 years old.

He did so while receiving a remission order between April 2020 and October this year, and is said to be likely to face harsher judgments.

District Judge Sarah Tan has approved a prosecution’s application to remand Karim at the Mental Health Institute for psychiatric observations.

Karim will return to court on July 8.

Neighbors said there was a flat and fierce debate over the past week.

After the attack, the two victims were taken to the hospital.

On Friday, a path of what looked like blood was seen from the elevator lobby to one door in the rental apartment.

In the widely disseminated videos online, you can see some police cars parked along the road near the block of the apartment. The video captions indicate that there was a slashing incident on the block.

The penalties for voluntarily seriously injuring someone by dangerous means in a potentially fatal way are up to 15 years in prison, caning and fines.

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