The drama unraveled when Danial's girlfriend, assistant material planner Rashidah Abdullah, 23, accidentally dialled Danial's number in the early hours of Nov 19 when the victim, Mr Khairulanwar, was taking her home. The victim and Ms Rashidah had become acquainted on Facebook some time in October 2016. When Danial picked up the call, he heard Ms Rashidah talking with the victim.
Upset, Danial drove his mother's car and proceeded to Ms Rashidah's block at Hougang, bringing the gun as well. He intended to confront her. When he arrived at the carpark, he loaded a magazine into the gun and covered the weapon with his T-shirt. At the lift lobby, Danial saw the victim, who had just left Ms Rashidah's home. They stared at each other.