Bashed on bus by 120kg man

Bashed on bus by 120kg man
Mr Kumar, who went to hospital after the attack on the bus, got six days' medical leave for his swollen cheek and forehead, and bruises on his neck.

SINGAPORE - She asked for help, but no one stepped forward or even uttered a word.

Mr Kumar, 45, and his wife, Madam Jaya, 46, were on their way home when he was physically assaulted by a passenger on board SBS Transit bus service 12.

His wife tried asking other passengers for help but no one, including the bus driver, responded, they claimed.

The incident happened on Monday at about 9.30pm.

Mr Kumar, a security base controller, and Madam Jaya, a teacher, had just finished their dinner at White Sands Shopping Centre and boarded their usual bus to go home from the Pasir Ris bus interchange. The couple have been living in Pasir Ris for almost 20 years.

Madam Jaya took a seat near the driver and Mr Kumar had just boarded when another passenger hurriedly got on the bus.

Mr Kumar said: "He ran up the bus and started swearing. He also smelled strongly of alcohol."

The man, whom the couple describe as being in his late 40s, tall and big-sized, asked why Mr Kumar was staring at him.

Said Mr Kumar: "So I asked who he was swearing at. He said he was swearing at the bus driver. Then he started asking: 'Why, not happy is it?' I knew he was just looking for trouble."

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