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S’PORE POLICE INVESTIGATING YOUTHS WHO GANGED UP ON & BRUTALLY ASSAULTED BOY

A video emerged online showing a group of youths ganging up on a teenager and beating him up at a fitness corner in Serangoon, according to The Straits Times.

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Mothership reported that the Singapore Police Force said that they are investigating 8 youths between the ages of 11 to 14, and have classified the case as rioting.

They were alerted to the incident, which happened at a fitness corner near Block 201 Serangoon Central on 15 January at about 4.15pm.

A 15-year-old boy was sent to the hospital conscious.

Context

A teenager wearing black was seen in the video sitting on one of the machines at the fitness corner, as he was surrounded by three other youths.

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He was then kicked in the face, as the other youths joined in the assault and rained punches and kicks on the victim, as he shielded his head.

The victim was attacked for about a minute, as shouts and laughing could be heard off the camera and someone suggested that the group take off the victim’s clothes.

Potential Penalties

According to Chapter 321 of the Penal Code, anyone who performs an act that causes hurt to a person is guilty of Voluntarily Causing Hurt.

Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

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