He tried to hit his victim’s face with such force that when he missed and hit the ground instead, he fractured both hands.
Full-time national serviceman Shafiq Shah Husin Shah (above), 19, had joined a group of four in attacking his platoon mate at White Sands shopping centre in Pasir Ris last September.
In court yesterday, Shafiq pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt and two additional charges of motorcycle theft and riding it while under disqualification. He was jailed for a year and disqualified from driving for two years.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Yvonne Poon, in asking for jail time for Shafiq, said: “His attacks were highly opportunistic in nature. The force used was so great that when two of his punches missed and hit the ground, he fractured his hands, as (Shafiq) claimed.”