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Donation to the family of late Chandra Mogan who was killed in a fatal accident at Budget Terminal

Posted by temasektimes on March 20, 2012

In the last two days, we have received numerous emails from netizens regarding on how they can assist the family of the late Mr Chandra Mogan.

Mr Mogan died in the Saturday morning accident at the Budget Terminal, where he worked as a cleaner after a hijacked taxi driven by a PRC man crashed into the driveway.

For the convenience of those who wish to assist, they can make their cheques to

Pusparani A/P Mogan

and mail them to:

The Mogan Family c/o Changi Airport Group,

Corporate Communications,

PO Box 168, Singapore Changi Airport,

Singapore 918146.

Cheques should reach CAG no later than Friday, 30 March 2012. You may wish to indicate your name at the back of the cheque.

Mr Mogan leaves behind his mother, his wife and four children (aged 9, 7 and 5 years and 2.5 months). We extend our condolences to Mr Mogan’s family.

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PRC man charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in armed robbery’ only in fatal accident at Budget Terminal

Posted by temasektimes on March 18, 2012

Despite the severity of the crime which resulted in an unfortunate and unnecessary loss of an innocent life, the 30 year old PRC man who caused a fatal accident at the Budget Terminal on Saturday morning is charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in armed robbery‘ only.

The charges were read to him at the Changi General Hospital, where he is currently warded.

If convicted, he can be sentenced to between five years and 20 years in jail and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

After quarreling with the taxi-driver on the way to the airport,  the PRC man allegedly assaulted him and drove off with his taxi hitting a 34 year old Malaysian cleaning supervisor Chandra Mogan along the way after the taxi crashed into the front glass doors of the Budget Terminal.

Police received a call at 6.50am regarding the incident, and the cleaner was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 7.13am this morning.

The fatal accident shocked the entire nation, prompting many to call for harsh punishment to be meted out to the PRC man with some calling for him to be charged for manslaughter. It is not known if his passport has been impounded or if he is allowed to be bailed.

Some responses from Hardwarezone forumers:

“Which retarded DPP file this charge? Killing someone while committing a felony = Murder.” – mynameisjon

“if foreigners, dont push for deterrent sentence..if sinkies, must push!!! if never get, APPEAL!” – bykte

“It’s still culpable homicide if he did not intend to kill but know that his actions is capable of killing someone. It’s not really reckless driving because he’s not driving normally, he hijacked the taxi. He had an intent to do something using the taxi.” – sennawales

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Eye witness: PRC man who caused fatal accident at Budget Terminal tried to flee before police officers arrived

Posted by temasektimes on March 18, 2012

The 30 year old PRC man who caused the fatal accident at the Budget Terminal tried to flee from the scene before the arrival of police officers, according to one eye-witness.

“I was parking my car before I heard a loud ‘bang’ with shattering of glasses. Next I saw the taxi in the driveway and the motionless body of the cleaner thrown a few feet away on the road with blood stains all over the place.”

According to ComfortDelGro spokesperson Tammy Tan, the taxi driver was driving the PRC man to the airport when they somehow got into an argument.

Upon reaching the destination, the PRC passenger refused to pay the taxi driver and started to attack him. He then got into the taxi and drove off hitting the cleaner at the driveway in front of the Budget Terminal moments later. The 34 year old cleaning supervisor Chandra Mogan from Malaysia was on duty that morning. His family is in Johor and he’s said to have four children, with the youngest about four months old.

“The China man is well-dressed in white shirt which was soaked in blood. There were some cuts on his face and forehead. He tried to leave the cab, but was stopped by a passer-by who called for the security.”

Two police officers arrived at the crime scene minutes later and were seen talking to the PRC man who appeared to be hysterical and heard wailing and ranting at them in Mandarin while gesticulating with both hands at the same time:

“What do you want? What do you want from me? I have a flight to catch….Let me go!”

The PRC man’s air ticket was reportedly confiscated and he was subsequently arrested. He is currently at Changi General Hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.

Watch Channel 5’s report below:

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