In a shocking turn of events at Tanglin Halt Food Centre, a fierce clash between two fish soup sellers left one with skull fractures, a broken right wrist, and bleeding in the brain.
70-year-old fish soup stall owner Peck Chuan Ann saw his younger rival, 51-year-old Punnataro Wee, as a threat.
On 8 Apr last year, Peck was apparently agitated when Wee walked past his stall and uttered something to him.
That was around 7am.
Ten minutes later, Peck went to Wee’s stall and attacked him with a 70cm-long wooden pole which had a nail protruding from it.
Pek used the pole to repeatedly hit Wee on the head.
Wee’s wife tried to stop Peck, but he tried to attack her.
Luckily she managed to siam and grab hold of the Peck’s pole.
Wee and his wife then got into a scuffle with Peck, who ran away shortly after.
The couple called the police and Wee was sent to the National University Hospital.
Peck, following the advice of his daughter, surrendered himself at a police station.
Yesterday, Peck pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
He is expected to be sentenced on 5 Oct.