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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