A man in Singapore was sentenced to two and a half years in jail and six strokes of the cane after attacking a colleague who first went viral in 2008 for his striking name.
Eng Guan Hong, 40, attacked a man called Batman Suparman, 29, earlier this year following a dispute over a new scheme for drivers working for food delivery service Foodpanda, according to Today.
Eng and Batman, who made deliveries in the same area, were members of a WhatsApp chat group, where the argument first broke out.
On Jan. 28, Eng left a voice message in the group announcing the scheme, adding that those who did not sign up would be “bodoh,” the Malay word for “stupid.”
Batman reportedly took offense at Eng’s word choice and told him not to say it.
Apparently, the spat escalated until both decided to meet later that day to settle their differences.
Around 2:40 p.m., Eng armed himself with a penknife concealed in the back pocket of his pants before meeting Batman outside of a Foodpanda office.
When they finally met, Eng immediately started swinging his motorcycle helmet at Batman, hitting him with blunt strikes.
Eng then charged toward Batman with the penknife, slashing his face multiple times.
Other Foodpanda deliverymen reportedly attempted to stop Eng but to no apparent avail.
Eng’s vicious attack ended after more Foodpanda deliverymen arrived at the scene to intervene.
Batman, who sustained cuts across his nose bridge and above an ear, was taken to a police station to file a report and a nearby hospital to receive treatment.
For his actions, Eng was sentenced to two and a half years in jail and six strokes of the cane.
Apparently, the verdict is a harsher sentence as he had committed a similar offense in 2004, for which he was jailed for two years and received six strokes of the cane as well.
Batman went viral in 2008 after his identification card was posted online.
He was also jailed for two years and nine months for stealing his elder brother’s bank card, breaking into an office to steal cash and consuming heroin, Mothership reported.
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