Singapore — A brawl that erupted on Clive Street in Little India on New Year’s Day resulted in the arrest of three men.
One man was reportedly injured in the fight, which occurred at around 11.30 pm.
An almost one-and-a-half-minute video clip of the brawl was posted on the Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road Facebook page, where it has gone viral, viewed almost 230,000 times.
It shows at least five men, many of whom are not wearing masks,
The men can be seen throwing punches at one another, and then chasing each other while yelling.
At one point, the men even throw potted plants and chairs at each other.
According to a report in crowdsourced news site Stomp, a Mr Shabeer, who had been present during the altercation, said that two groups were involved in the fight.
“A man can be heard saying ‘take the knife out’,” he added.
The injured man, 27, was conscious when he was later sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The police, who are quoted by Stomp as saying the incident is under investigation, said they received an alert to the brawl at 11.28 pm on Jan 1.
“One 21-year-old man was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and two other 21-year-old men were arrested for public nuisance,” the police added.
A person who is convicted of voluntarily causing grievous hurt may be jailed for as long as 10 years and fined or caned.
As for the offence of being a public nuisance, a person who is found guilty may be made to pay a S$2,000 fine, a jail term of up to three months, or both. /TISG
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