SINGAPORE – A tiff between a man and his former girlfriend turned into a violent rampage when he stabbed her male friend before abducting her, sparking an island-wide police manhunt.
Mohamed Shabiq Mohamed Anwar, 22, was caught after he was later seen stabbing the woman.
On Thursday, he was sentenced to three years’ jail, six strokes of the cane and a fine of $1,000.
Shabiq, who had led the police in a car chase and was later found to be driving without a licence, among other traffic offences, was also disqualified from obtaining all classes of driving licences for three years from his release date.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to charges including to two counts of assault and one count of abduction and multiple traffic offences.
The names of the assault victims were redacted from court documents.
On July 31, 2022, Shabiq had an argument with the 21-year-old woman when he became angry that she had gone home instead of waiting for him while he finished his gym workout.
Shabiq, who had previously threatened to kill his former girlfriend, went to her home to confront her.
Fearing for her safety, she told a 21-year-old male friend about what happened. She then made arrangements for her friend to meet her after work over the next few days.
On Aug 2, 2022, the friend met her near her workplace at around 8.20pm. They then went to a carpark near Block 213, Serangoon Avenue 4 where his car was parked.
They were not aware that Shabiq was waiting for them nearby. He walked towards the pair and confronted the woman about their earlier argument.
Shabiq then punched her in the head, causing her to fall to the ground. Seeing this, her friend stepped in and the two men got into a scuffle.
Shabiq took out a pair of scissors and used it to stab the other man repeatedly, including in his head, chest and shoulders.