Home News Wedding at ends in violence, 4 arrested

Wedding at Ghim Moh ends in violence, 4 arrested

It is believed that one man had said something insulting to the wedding party resulting in a group of about a dozen men chasing and beating him up

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Singapore—A wedding at last weekend ended in violence, with several bloodied individuals shocking the residents of the block where the wedding was held.

Violence erupted at the wedding held at the void deck of the building, after which police arrested four people for rioting.

The New Paper (TNP) reports a 52-year-old woman, Madam Siti, who lives in the building as saying that she had heard shouting sometime around 8:30 in the evening at Block 16 Ghim Moh Road.

When she looked out of her window, she saw two men in the corridor. One of them, a man with a bloody face who looked to be middle-aged, crawling away from the other.

- Advertisement -

She then called the police.

Madam Siti told TNP, “I was so scared they would come to my flat because I was alone, so I quickly shut my door and called the police. They were shouting and fighting for about 10 minutes before going downstairs.”

A report from Chinese daily Shin Min Daily said that about 100 people attended a performance during the wedding at the void deck of Block 16.

Resident Madam Rebecca told TNP that the victim of the violence had been one of the attendees who was watching the performance, and that he may have ended up saying something insulting to the wedding party, which resulted in “a group of about a dozen men” then chasing and beating him up.

- Advertisement -

Although she also said that one man who was part of the wedding party tried to help the victim of the beating, he was pushed out of the way and the beating of the man continued.

The four people arrested for rioting were between the ages of 14 through 25. Police received an alert about the commotion at around 8:30 pm.

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), it was alerted to a need for assistance an hour later. TNP reported that a 49-year-old male received medical assistance after the violent incident.

The police are currently investigating the incident. According to TNP, bloodstains could still be seen at the corridor on the building’s second-floor as of Tuesday, September 10th.

- Advertisement -

The country’s Penal Code section 147 states that rioting is considered a criminal offence. An individual convicted of rioting can face the penalty of a mandatory imprisonment sentence of up to seven years, plus caning. -/TISG

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Dining in allowed from June 21, but only in pairs

Singapore —  Dining in at F&B outlets can resume from Monday (June 21) but only in groups of up to two people, announced Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong on Friday (June 18). Previously it was announced that dining in...

S’pore ‘an exception to massive increase in public debt’ globally, thanks to reserves: Lawrence Wong

Singapore - In an interview with American news outlet CNBC, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong explained how Singapore is “an exception” to the “massive increases in public debt and public spending” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to accumulated reserves. During the CNBC...

Sun Xueling’s post about ‘wife only in front seat’ car sticker turns into online argument about what ‘sia’ really means

Singapore—A Facebook post from Member of Parliament Sun Xueling (PAP--Punggol West SMC) showing a bit of a lighter side on Wednesday (June 16) inadvertently resulted in some confusion over the expression “sia” of all things. Ms Sun posted a photo of a...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent