Police arrest 9 for rioting at Clarke Quay after victim succumbs to brutal attack

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The Police have arrested a group of nine men between the ages of 20 and 30 for rioting with a deadly weapon, which has caused the death of a 31-year-old man at a carpark in the Clarke Quay area on Sunday (16 April).

A 10 seconds video of the attack first shared on FB showed a man being kicked. Another man is seen swinging an object which looked like a rod at the victim who was walking away. The video showed a woman trying to break up the fight.

Shin Min Daily News identified the victim as Tan Jun Jie, and reported that he was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) after the attack. The victim’s mother said that her son suffered from brain haemorrhage after the attack. Tan who was in a critical condition finally succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday (19 April) at about 9.58 am.

The police said that it received a call for assistance along 3E River Valley Road at Clarke Quay on April 16 at 4.13am. Nine suspects have been arrested, six are held in custody.

The police added that three of the suspects were charged in court on Thursday (20 April) for rioting with a deadly weapon. If convicted, they face a maximum jail sentence of 10 years with caning.

Three others will be charged today for committing the same offence. Investigations against the last three suspects are still ongoing.