Over S$70K raised for Beach Road slashing victim

At left, Han Hongli in an undated photo, and last month’s attack on Beach Road, at right. Photos: Ray of Hope, Whatsapp
At left, Han Hongli in an undated photo, and last month’s attack on Beach Road, at right. Photos: Ray of Hope, Whatsapp

More than half of the goal of S$105,000 has been crowdfunded for a mother who was brutally attacked last month.

Over S$70,000 was raised in three days to support 42-year-old Han Hongli, who fell victim to a gruesome slashing on Beach Road that made headlines from the gory videos that went viral.

“I am in great pain every single day since the incident. Thinking about my children keep[s] me alive,” the campaign quoted Han.

On April 14, 46-year-old Chinese national Cheng Guoyuan, believed to be her husband, was filmed outside a restaurant using a chopper to slash Han repeatedly. 

Onlookers threw what they could get their hands on including chairs and ladders at Cheng to stop him, while Han, whose arm was dangling at one point, tried to flee. 

Cheng, who police said tried to slit his own wrists, had to be tasered by the police. He was charged with attempted murder days later.

According to the fundraiser, Han is currently receiving treatment for deep slash wounds and has had four surgeries to her head, eyes, and hand. More surgeries are needed for her to regain her eyesight.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where Han is warded, declined to comment on her condition, citing the ongoing investigation.

Han is a mother of two from Henan, China.

The campaign listed a breakdown of how much the goal of exactly S$105,343.86 would support Han. Most of the money would go to medical bills while the rest would be funneled to her income, shelter, and caregiver fees. 

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