“I just looked at them and they started attacking me” – man who suffered head injury in Geylang brawl recounts

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One of the ten men who was involved in the brutal Geylang fight on Thursday, 15 March, suffered a 10cm long wound on his head after he was pelted with blows by several others. Videos capturing the fight have gone viral online and show the man being brutally assaulted in the fracas, after he trips and falls to the ground:

15/03/2018 lor 19 geylang 田鸡粥

Posted by Banny Fei on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The man, private hire driver Mr Chen, shared with the Chinese daily that he was attacked for simply looking at the other men:

“My friends and I were at a porridge shop having supper when we ran into a ground of Vietnamese acquaintances, so we sat down and chatted with them. There were five to six men in their 20s seated at the table opposite ours.”

The altercation began when one of the men at the other table hid his own friend’s wallet as a prank. The victim of the prank stood up to search for his wallet when he noticed Mr Chen and his friends observing them:

“When his friend returned his wallet, the guy threw it at us for reasons unknown. I looked at him, and he started hurling vulgarities at me. He taunted me in Hokkien, ‘what are you looking at? Let’s settle this outside if you’re not happy!”

Mr Chen tried to leave but three men from the other table followed him:

“Three of them came after me. Leading them was the man dressed in black. He was the one who threw the wallet at us. I kicked the leader in self-defense, and one of them punched me on my left cheek.
“I collapsed instantly. The three of them continued to stomp on my waist and kick my head, causing me to bleed.
“My friends later came and sent me to Singapore General Hospital (SGH). At the time, my white shirt was soaked in my blood.”

The police have since arrested a 22-year-old in connection with the case. Confirming that investigations are ongoing, the police said that the suspect was arrested for “uttering threatening words and the use of criminal force against public servants.”

Reporters who visited the suspect’s home spoke to a young woman who identified herself as a close friend of the suspect. The woman revealed that the suspect has been aloof since the incident and added, “He wouldn’t even speak to me these few days.”

65 COMMENTS

  1. Please wash your behinds clean clean ! Condo in Changi awaits you ! Then hor my church and also my friends church will come on Sundays to preach JESUS’s Love to you and pray for you. Sometimes I also volunteer coz I have done that before. I saw many famous people there.

  2. Seems stupid from the onset. When they ask you to settle outside and you start walking out, it is a sign that you take tp the gauntlet and want to fight with them. So, how can you, Chen says they attack you for no reason? Another thing is why so kaypo, stare for what?

  3. Aiya…stupid to fight in Spore. U see ar, if u fight, that person never die n u sure kenna caught. Then sure kenna charge, then sure kenna fine or jail.
    If that person die, wha sie…90% u will be charged manslaughter. 99% u will land up in jail n 99% you have scars on your back side.

    So people before fight….THINK! GO BACK N PLAY XBOX FIGHTING GAME. Kenna scolded wont die, if u kill a person sure die!

    The fat guy…i cfm u sure go jail to play football since u like to kick so much…the other guy too. Enjoy your football game in Changi!

  4. you hit first or he hit first than will be both said say same thing in the end police will treat as both fighting end of story . If not your bussiness other ppl having their own fun just mind your own bussiness than nothing will happen . If not wrong guess the video just half story in the first place you may be laughing at the guy so that where it all started

  5. I like the big size fighter. That way he stomp on the victim body with a graceful landing on the ground. Have u seen his powerful punch on the lady in black and cause her to fall down. All the four little chicken scare like hell after his massive punch. If I am loaded, I will hire him as my body guaRd