Teen admits throwing killer litter

Teen admits throwing killer litter

While out on bail for throwing killer litter, the teenager committed the same offence again - this time, with fatal consequences.

Abdul Hamid Rahmat, 16, built a contraption to launch a bicycle wheel from the 14th storey of Block 1 Eunos Crescent at around 2.15pm on May 16.

The wheel landed on Madam Mahani Abdullah's head as she was walking home near the void deck.

The 67-year-old retiree suffered injuries to her spinal cord and brain and was rushed to Changi General Hospital. She died of sepsis (blood poisoning) from a urinary tract infection on June 6.

Abdul Hamid pleaded guilty in court yesterday to three counts of performing rash acts - causing grievous hurt in two of them and endangering human life in the third.

Two other charges for similar offences will be taken into consideration during sentencing.

On Aug 24 last year, Abdul Hamid threw two ceramic tiles, a 5kg dumbbell and a water dispenser from the 11th to 13 storeys of Block 1 Eunos Crescent where he lives.

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About four months later, he threw a brick from the 12th floor of the block and it landed on Mr Kyi Phyu Phyo Wai's hand as the 25-year-old man was walking along the pavement below.

The police were alerted and officers arrested the teenager four days later. He was later released on bail.

The teen caused grievous hurt to Madam Mahani on May 16 and he was arrested the next day.

District Judge Lim Keng Yeow called for reformative training centre and pre-sentence reports yesterday and Abdul Hamid will be back in court on Dec 23.

For each count of causing grievous hurt by performing a rash act, he can be jailed up to four years and fined up to $10,000.

ashaffiq@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on Dec 2, 2014.
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