Man flung out of wheelchair by cabby: No one helped, some laughed

Man flung out of wheelchair by cabby: No one helped, some laughed
A former cabby, Jit Singh tipped a disabled man, Mr Ng Eng Gee out of his wheelchair.

SINGAPORE - He tried to flee on his motorised wheelchair from a cabby who wanted to exact revenge on him for reporting his illegally parked taxi to the authorities.

It was in vain. Mr Ng Eng Gee, 51, was no match for his able-bodied pursuer, who soon caught up with him.

Then, disregarding the fact that his prey was a frail, paralysed man, the cabby, Jit Singh, 60, did the unthinkable.

He callously tipped Mr Ng out of his wheelchair, sending him sprawling to the ground.

After his assailant fled, Mr Ng lay on the ground helplessly for 10 minutes.

It was not because there was no one around to help him, he told The New Paper on Tuesday.

Some people had seen the incident and gathered near him. But not one of them lifted a finger to help him.

To add insult to his injury, a few of them even laughed at his predicament, Mr Ng added.

When the police arrived after about 10 minutes, he was still lying on the ground.

In an interview at his two-room flat in Upper Aljunied, Mr Ng, who is unemployed, said he calls the authorities whenever he sees illegally parked vehicles.

He feels it is his civic duty to do so, especially since some of these vehicles have blocked his way when he tried to move past in his wheelchair.

Mr Ng was struck with cerebral palsy when he was three months old.

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