Teenager charged with throwing bicycle tyre from flat

Teenager charged with throwing bicycle tyre from flat
Madam Mahani is in serious condition after being hit on the head by a bicycle wheel that was thrown down from an HDB block by a teenager.

A 16-year-old boy was charged in court yesterday after an elderly woman was hit by a bicycle tyre which had apparently been thrown from a block of flats.

Madam Mahani Abdullah, 67, was hospitalised after suffering head injuries in Friday's incident.

She had been walking below Block 1 Eunos Crescent on her way to play chess at a nearby senior citizens centre when the tyre landed on her head, Shin Min Daily News reported.

A witness told the Chinese evening paper that Madam Mahani fell to the ground and though she did not seem to bleed, she appeared to be in a lot of pain.

She was taken while still conscious to Changi General Hospital where she was said to have been in critical condition.

Police were alerted to the incident at 3.14pm and arrested a 16-year-old boy in relation to the case.

He was charged in court yesterday with committing a rash act.

The Sunday Times understands that the same teenager was arrested last December after a brick which was hurled from his flat at the same block injured a passer-by. Police said there had been four reports of "killer litter" incidents at the block between June 22 and Dec 13 last year. Items thrown included bricks, a dumb bell and water dispenser.

Last month, a 13-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing two bricks from the 12th floor of a Housing Board block in Jalan Bukit Merah in March. No one was injured.

This article was published on May 18 in The Sunday Times.

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