'I was sure he would be dead'

'I was sure he would be dead'

SINGAPORE - The yells woke her up, but what she saw stunned her.

Mrs Lydia, 33, had rushed to her window on the second storey of Block 407, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 after her daughter alerted her to a fight at the foot of their block.

She said: "The attacker stomped on the man repeatedly, and blood was flowing from the victim's face, all the way down to his shoulders and arms.

"I was sure he would be dead. But after a few minutes, he stood up and wobbled away. He had bled all over himself and on the pavement."

The incident happened at about 10pm on Sunday. Residents said they were used to noise coming from the eateries and shops of the block. But this time it was different.

Mr Zheng, 27, a technician, who lives in the block, was also home at the time. He said he and his friends rushed to the window when they heard the commotion.

He saw a man lying helplessly on the ground, while the attacker, who looked older, landed blows and kicks to the victim's face and abdomen.

NOBODY HELPED

There were scores of people around, said Mr Zheng, but nobody helped the victim.

Fearing for the man's life, Mr Zheng called the police.

Although he was badly hurt, the victim walked away from the scene but left his wallet behind. He was later found and taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

A police spokesman said a 52-year-old man has been arrested and is being investigated for voluntarily causing grievous hurt.

This article was published on April 22 in The New Paper.

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