SINGAPORE - Three youths were yesterday charged with rioting outside Zouk nightspot.
Adam Abdul Rashid and Muhammad Ikram Kamsani, both 18, and Wira Andika Ibrahim, 19, are accused of being part of an unlawful assembly with two others. Together, they allegedly punched and kicked 22-year-old Desmond Ang Ming Seng along Kim Seng Road at about 4.57am last Sunday.
The trio were also part of a larger group of seven males arrested in connection with another fight outside the nightspot earlier in the day.
Two more suspects are expected to be charged with rioting today, with police still investigating the remaining suspects.
Police said yesterday they first responded to a scuffle along Jiak Kim Street at 3.56am that morning.
The victim, believed to be an 18-year-old male, reported that he had been attacked by a group which fled before the police arrived.
An hour later, the police were alerted to another scuffle along Kim Seng Road. The second victim, Mr Ang, who was taken to the Singapore General Hospital by ambulance, also told officers he had been attacked by a group, which escaped later.
Police suspected that the same assailants could have been involved in both cases.