In recent days, a disturbing incident unfolded at the Civil Service Club chalet in Changi, leaving the public in shock. A 15-year-old girl found herself at the center of a violent brawl, getting mercilessly beaten up by 4 other girls while being egged on by a huge crowd filming and baying for blood.
Following the incident, the mother of the victim spoke to Shin Min Daily News and insisted that she will not be letting the matter rest, revealing that on the night of the attack, her daughter had tried to call her for help.
When she arrived at the scene, she saw police officers present at the scene and an ambulance was also called for her daughter, but she refused to be sent to the hospital because she was in a state of shock.
The mother eventually took her daughter to the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for medical attention, where she was found to be bleeding from her eyes and nose after the attack, and was subsequently hospitalised over the weekend before being discharged on 20 November.
The now-viral incident
In the opening frames of the now viral video, the victim, easily identifiable by her black shoulder-strap top, desperately attempts to escape her assailants. Accompanied by another girl holding onto her hand, their efforts to flee are in vain. What unfolds next is a chilling sequence of events that exposes the darker side of society.
Unraveling the Initial Attack
Different POV: Aggression and Vulgarities
Switching perspectives, the video reveals a disturbing prelude to the assault. One of the assailants, dressed in white, hurls vulgarities at the victim while a disembodied male voice off-camera encourages the attack. The assailant, with a disturbingly gleeful demeanor, joins in, setting the stage for the relentless assault.
Escalation Beside a Fence
Shifting Confrontation Location
The aggression takes a new turn as the confrontation shifts to a location beside a fence. Onlookers gather, capturing the escalating violence on their mobile phones. Some even climb the fence for a better view, adding a surreal layer to the disturbing scene. The assailants corner the victim, back against the wall, facing four aggressors and a group of onlookers documenting the assault.
Cornering the Victim and the Right Hook
In this heightened moment, a different assailant, clad in a white top with a light-brown ponytail, throws a right hook at close range, striking the victim squarely in the face. The onslaught continues with a series of repeated punches before transitioning to slaps, leaving the victim defenseless with futile attempts to shield herself.
The Helpless Rescuer
Rescuer’s Powerlessness Amidst the Chaos
Amidst the chaos, a rescuer, presumably the girl seen initially holding onto the victim’s hand, can only watch helplessly as the assailants overwhelm the victim. The intensity of the assault, compounded by the cheers from the crowd, paints a grim picture of the victim’s ordeal. Squatting on the ground, clutching her head in evident pain, the victim becomes the focal point of the recording crowd, perpetuating the distressing incident.