Bernard Ong Wei Feng, 31-years-old, and his father Ong Eng Seng, 62-years-old, were each sentenced to 3 weeks imprisonment on 18 April after pleading guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt.
They were also ordered to pay $60 for the victim’s medical bills.
On 22 December 2019, the victim and three of his friends were playing football with each other at about 5pm, at the multipurpose hall at Block 6, Toa Payoh Lorong 7.
The elder Ong was walking through the hall when the ball then came close to him, to which he then confronted and shouted vulgarities at the kids, who then responded to him with vulgarities as well.
Ong said that he would be back and went home to ask his son to help him confront the victim.
The father and son then returned to the hall at about 5.30pm and confronted the victim and his friends, the younger Ong pulled the victim to his feet and shouted at him:
“Eh you made fun of my dad uh, you think its funny?” as he held onto the victim’s neck and slammed him onto the floor, causing his head to hit the ground.
He then punched the boy on the right cheek as he was lying down on his back, and pressed him down against the floor before lifting him up.
The elder Ong then strangled the boy’s neck and slapped him repeatedly before pushing him towards a stone bench.
The father and son then left the scene.
The victim then went to his grandmothers’ house, who then took him to the police to make a report.