A FULL-time national serviceman, one of four victims of a series of knife attacks in Kallang on Sunday, lay bleeding by the Pan-Island Expressway for seven hours before he was spotted.
Half his left hand, along with four fingers had been hacked off, and he had deep cuts to his neck, face and abdomen; a part of his scalp had been sliced open.
But at least Ang Jun Heng, 19, was alive. Of the remaining three victims of the still-unknown slasher or slashers, one is dead, and the other two, like Mr Ang, are in intensive care in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The police said on Monday that they were yet to make an arrest. They declined comment when asked whether the attacks were the work of one person or several, nor would they confirm that the attacks were related. All the police spokesman would say was that investigations were on and no possibilities have been ruled out.
The four victims appear not to know each other. Aside from Mr Ang, the other three, including the dead man, are Indian nationals aged between 24 and 44. Here on work permits, they live and work in different places.
The common thread: They were all believed to have been knifed from behind in the Kallang area. No weapons have been recovered.