By Patwant Singh Posted: 09 December 2010 0027 hrs
Police said three suspects - aged 13, 15 and 18 - have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The incident occurred at the void deck of Block 362, Yishun Ring Road.
Police said the slashing resulted when the victim accused the suspects of allegedly stealing his mobile phone.
The victim was apparently attacked by two youths who, according to witnesses, were on a motorcycle.
The victim fled the scene, leaving a trail of blood along the way till the nearby Block 343 at Yishun Ave 11.
There, he sought help from a resident on the second floor.
Goh Gerard Kelvin said: "So he came up all the way here...I controlled his blood pressure...I (asked him what happened), and he said 'somebody chopped my hand'."
Other residents said the victim was not alone.
Iskandar Zulqarnain said: "When I come down, I saw a lot of teenagers and one guy (was covered with) blood. I was shocked."
Police said they received a call about the incident at 5.50pm.
The victim had injuries to his head and arms, and was taken to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
The case has been classified under Section 324 of the Penal Code, that is voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon or means.
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