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    Jun 30, 2015

    Man in hospital-shooting case faces more charges

    THE man accused of firing three rounds from a police revolver at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was charged with two more offences yesterday.

    Muhammad Iskandar Sa'at, 23, faces the death penalty for allegedly discharging three bullets from a .38-calibre Taurus revolver with intent to cause physical injury to Mohammad Sadli Razali, 31, between 7.03pm and 7.06pm on June 20.

    He was yesterday charged with hitting Staff Sergeant Sadli multiple times with a t-baton and with a metal pole used for securing an IV drip at 6.53pm and 7pm the same day, with the intent to deter the policeman from discharging his duty.

    The other fresh charge stated that he tried to escape from police custody after he was arrested for stealing a lorry.

    The prosecution applied for him to be remanded at a medical centre for psychiatric evaluation.

    His family members have instructed lawyer Shashi Nathan to act for him. Mr Nathan's colleague, Tania Chin, appeared for the lawyer in court yesterday.

    Muhammad Iskandar will return to court on July 20.

    The maximum punishment for causing hurt to a public servant is seven years' jail, a fine and caning. The maximum punishment for attempting to escape from legal custody is one year's jail and a fine.