A posse mostly made up of teenagers is now paying the price after thinking they could walk away cooly from a crime scene.
The Singapore Police Force said last night that nine people, eight teenagers and a man police said was between the ages of 13 and 24, were charged with rioting while armed with a deadly weapon in Lengkok Bahru earlier this month. Their identities were not disclosed.
The crew armed with knives was arrested days after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old boy on 2 Sept. over a past dispute.
The police said they were alerted to the scene at about 8:45pm and found the victim conscious but having suffered multiple injuries that required him to be taken to the hospital.
The knives used have been seized. Police investigations are ongoing.
A video circulating online showed the group walking away from the victim lying on the ground under a sheltered area. They seemed nonchalant and did not bother to look back while continuing to walk further away from the scene.
Soon after, a crowd started to gather around the victim, with one passerby attempting to move the boy.
If found guilty, they could be jailed for up to 10 years and caned.
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