Corpun file 23944 at www.corpun.com
The Straits Times, Singapore, 18 February 1962, p.15
Thug of 15 gets six strokes of rotan and reform training
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A 15-YEAR-OLD boy, who stabbed another boy for
"staring" at him, was ordered to be given six strokes
of the rotan.
In addition, the senior Sessions Court president, Mr. K.
Somasundram, ordered the boy to be sent to the Henry Gurney
School for three years.
"You have committed a serious offence and you must be
punished severely for it," Mr. Somasundram told the boy.
Two other youths charged jointly with him were said to be still at large.
They were alleged to have caused hurt to Tan Choon Heng in Bridge
Street on the morning of Dec. 16.
ASP Gurcharan Singh, prosecuting, said that about 10 a.m. on
Dec. 16 when Tan walked past a group of gamblers playing cards in
Bridge Street, three youths, including the accused, stopped him
and asked why he was staring at them.
Hot words ensued and during the quarrel, the accused whipped out
a knife and attacked Tan. The other two youths attacked Tan with sticks.
Tan, who suffered cuts on his right arm, ran away and later
reported to the police who arrested the accused the following day.
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