Two more charged over fight outside Zouk

Two more charged over fight outside Zouk

Two more youths were charged yesterday with rioting outside Zouk, a popular nightspot, in the early hours of Sunday.

Muhammad Zafir Abdul Alim, 17, and Khairul Nizam Ismail, 18, are accused of being part of an unlawful assembly.

Together with Muhammad Ikram Kamsani and Adam Abdul Rashid, both 18, and Wira Andika Ibrahim, 19, they allegedly punched and kicked Mr Desmond Ang Ming Sheng, 22, at Kim Seng Road at about 5am on Sunday.

The latter three suspects were charged in court on Tuesday.

All five were also part of a group of seven arrested over another scuffle outside Zouk the same morning, with the remaining two still under investigation.

This happened about an hour earlier along Jiak Kim Street, at about 4am.

The victim, believed to be an 18-year-old male, told officers that he had been set upon by a group who attacked him and then fled.

The second fight saw the victim, Mr Ang, taken to the Singapore General Hospital by ambulance.

Mr Ang reported that he had been attacked by a group, who escaped before police arrived.

The police suspected that the same attackers were involved in both incidents, and later arrested the suspects following investigations.

The maximum penalty for rioting is a jail term of seven years and caning.

This article was published on April 3 in The Straits Times.

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