Two men were filmed slapping a woman, kicking her in the chest, and hitting her head with a chair at a coffee shop located in Ang Mo Kio on Feb. 26, reported Shin Min Daily News.
The attackers, two men aged 57 and 65, are currently assisting with police investigations, the Singapore Police Force told Mothership.
A 68-year-old man was conveyed conscious to the hospital, and a 44-year-old woman sustained minor injuries but refused conveyance.
Police investigations are ongoing.
According to a video seen by Shin Min, which was taken by a witness of the fight, a woman could be seen sitting on the floor when a man in black was about to hit her.
The woman then grabbed onto his clothes before another man wearing a blue camouflage shirt intervened and separated the two.
In a sudden turn of events, the man in blue also started to punch the woman.
She tried to fight back by kicking him, but he held on to her leg.
After his companion in black joined the fight again, the man in blue held up a chair and smacked it at the woman’s head twice.
Noticing the fight had escalated, three to four diners and passers-by rushed over and stopped the man.
At that time, the woman had already fallen to the ground, but the man in black refused to hold back his rage.
He walked over, slapped her in the face, and kicked her in her chest.
Assault started because she refused to play games with the men: Lin
Speaking to Shin Min, the woman, surnamed Lin (hanyu pinyin), shared that she works as a beer lady at the kopitiam where the fight took place.
On the day of the incident, she changed into her casual wear after work and began drinking with her friends.
“At the time, a few middle-aged men around the age of 50 to 60 were sitting next to us and were also drinking. They then asked us to come over and join them in a peanut betting game. I didn’t want to play, so I moved to another table,” the 44-year-old recounted.
However, when Lin wanted to leave early for home and asked her friend not to play anymore, one of the men suddenly became upset and started to hit her, Shin Min reported Lin as saying.
Soon after, another man also reportedly joined the fight.
Lin told Shin Min that she believed that members of the public must have notified the police, as the men left the scene before the authorities arrived.
Lin sustained multiple injuries
Lin also shared with Shin Min that she did not go to the hospital after the assault initially.
However, when she lodged the police report the next day at the police station, the pain became too much for her to bear.
As such, the police called an ambulance for her, which conveyed her to the hospital.
At the hospital, Lin found out her toe was broken, and she felt acute pain in her ribs, reported Shin Min.
She also sustained bruises on her head and eyes.
As a result, the doctor put her on medical leave for 14 days, during which she would not be able to return to work, according to Shin Min.
2 passers-by & friend intervened, friend also injured: Lin
Lin also told Shin Min that when she was being hit by the chair, a woman in a grey top and a man wearing a helmet rushed over to stop the assailant.
Additionally, her 68-year-old friend also tried to help her but was attacked until his nose started bleeding.
“My friend’s face and eyes were injured during the fight and was conveyed to the hospital by an ambulance,” Lin recalled.
She also added that her friend was hospitalised for four days and was only discharged on Mar. 1.
Police investigations ongoing
In response to Mothership‘s queries, the Singapore Police Force said they were alerted to a fight at Block 630 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on Feb. 26 at about 1am.
A 68-year-old man was conveyed conscious to the hospital.
A 44-year-old woman sustained minor injuries but refused conveyance.
Two men, aged 57 and 65, are assisting with police investigations.
Police investigations are ongoing.
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