Footage of a man hitting a woman with a chair before she is knocked to the ground by a second at the Masjid Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah has prompted a police investigation, according to the mosque.
The disturbing incident took place Monday night, the mosque said in a statement last night, in which it asked people not to share the now-viral clip. The place of worship is located at 601 Tiong Bahru Road in Redhill.
“It came to our attention of a viral video on an incident that took place at Jamiyah Ar Rabitah Mosque on 10 Mar 2020. We urged netizens to stop circulating the video as police investigation is currently ongoing,” the statement said, without elaborating further. The mosque did not specify if the individuals involved were mosque staff.
The 30-second clip opens with a man and a hijabi woman already in the middle of a heated argument. The woman holds a cane-like object in one hand. The man swats at her with what looks like paper before swinging a plastic chair at her.
Soon after, another man enters the scene and grabs at the woman before knocking her to the ground with what appear to be two blows from his fist.
There were at least two other people looking on as the incident took place, the video shows.
The clip was circulating online yesterday and has been watched nearly 70,000 times on the All Singapore Stuff Facebook page.
“Two men fight one lady at Redhill mosque yesterday night. Why liddis (sic)? Anything just talk make peace, no need to fight!” the video caption read.
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