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Medical report pending on toddler injured by mother’s boyfriend

SINGAPORE — The man who is accused of causing grievous hurt to his girlfriend’s one-year-old son will return to face the court again for a pre-trial conference next month, pending a medical report on the boy’s condition.

Medical report pending on toddler injured by mother’s boyfriend

Tan was charged earlier this month for allegedly shoving his girlfriend’s son off a bed, causing him to sustain head injuries. Photo: Jason Quah

SINGAPORE — The man who is accused of causing grievous hurt to his girlfriend’s one-year-old son will return to face the court again for a pre-trial conference next month, pending a medical report on the boy’s condition.

Franklie Tan Guang Wei, a 24-year-old Singaporean, was charged earlier this month for allegedly shoving his girlfriend’s son off a bed, causing him to sustain head injuries. He was granted a S$10,000 cash bail with a S$10,000 non-cash bail, and was ordered to surrender his passport. District Judge Eddy Tham had also ordered Tan not to have any direct or indirect contact with the boy or the boy’s mother, who is currently pregnant with Tan’s child.

Tan, who is out on bail, appeared in court today (April 30) wearing a white hooded windbreaker. His pre-trial conference has been set for May 25.

Tan’s lawyer Mr Mohamed Baiross told reporters that the boy is still warded at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, but is well. The toddler was being treated at the high-dependency ward of the hospital following the alleged shoving incident which took place on March 25.

Prior to the incident, a friend of the toddler’s mother had reported concerns of abuse to the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the police.

If found guilty of voluntarily causing grievous hurt , Tan could be jailed up to 10 years, and fined or caned.

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