Indian-origin Man Charged with Stabbing Wife in Singapore

Jayselan N Chandrasegar allegedly stabbed his wife four times in Geylang, Singapore.


An Indian-origin man in Singapore was charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to his wife by dangerous means on Jan. 1. Jayselan N Chandrasegar, 29, is said to have used a 10 cm long knife blade to stab his wife Mayuri Krishnakumar, 26, in Geylang on Dec. 30.

Chandrasegar allegedly stabbed Krishnakumar twice in her abdomen and twice on her lower back, causing her to suffer puncture wounds. He is accused of using a weapon that is likely to cause death, Channel News Asia reported. He was arrested soon after the incident.

Krishnakumar was admitted at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital after the attack and was said to be in a stable condition.

“Mayuri is my wife. For the mistake that she did, I admit that what I did to her was wrong. I only stabbed her twice, and not more than that,” Chandrasegar said in court after his charge was read to him, speaking through a Tamil court interpreter, according to the Straits Times.

Krishnakumar was reported to be walking with another man and soon after she parted ways with him, her husband came and stabbed her. The incident was captured on video by a bystander and was shared on the social media.

“I did not think that I would do such a thing to my wife. I have a child at home. I couldn’t take it that she did this to me and my child,” he added.

Chandrasegar, a former patient of the Institute of Mental Health, has requested to be kept in a solitary environment at the IMH. He claimed that he would not be able to stay with any other person, as this would affect his condition. The judge said that his request will be conveyed to the institute, the Straits Times reported.

His request for a phone call was turned down by the court, and he could be heard swearing as he was being escorted out of the dock, the report added.

If the court convicts him, he could be jailed for life or up to 15 years. He is also liable to a fine or caning. For now, he will be remanded at IMH for psychiatric evaluation for two weeks and is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 15.

In December 2017, Indian engineer Prabu Natarajan, 33, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined $2,500 for molesting a woman and house trespass by a Singapore court.

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