A prostitute in Singapore broke her arm after allegedly fighting with another prostitute at geylang for charging cheaper than her.
The incident happened on 4 September at about 8.30pm.
The woman, known only as Susan, spoke to Shin Min Daily News and said that she was waiting for customers between Geylang Lorong 18 and 20.
Her competitor, a woman in her 40s, offered customers a lower rate of $20, which ticked her off because she would end up earning lesser.
Susan said that younger women usually charge about $50 for a session of half an hour, and for older women like herself, they charge the same but pay for the $15 room rate, meaning they take home about $35 per session.
She added that if her rival offers $20, she ends up earning not much.
Susan then confronted her competitor about her rates, and the latter than started scolding her as they got into an argument.
The other woman then allegedly threw a bottle of mineral water at her, and Susan then picked up the bottle and threw it back.
The fight then escalated and the other woman then picked up a plastic chair to attack Susan, who tried to back away but was then kicked from behind by a man, and she fell down.
She said that the man who kicked her was one of the minders looking after the prostitutes from her competitor’s brothel.
Down on ground, Susan then told her rival that she was going to call the police, and the latter then allegedly told her that she was not scared and her customers would “get” her (Susan) if she did so.
Susan suffered injuries on her right arm and knee from the fall in the altercation, and she later called the police but eventually decided not to pursue the matter and sought medical attention.
The next day, she felt more pain from her injuries and called for an ambulance, before being told at the hospital that she had fractured her right arm and would need to put on a cast.
She was then given 2 weeks of hospitalisation leave, and she then requested for her cast to be removed after a week, and she spent $500 on her medical expenses.
Susan was advised to report the matter to the police by the staff at the hospital, and she did so on 13 September.
The Singapore Police Force said that they are investigating the incident.