Woman admits to beating up Caucasian with accomplices from vice ring

Posed photo of a man lying on the floor while a person pretends to stamp on his chest. A young woman who was part of a vice ring pleaded guilty on Monday to grievously hurting a Caucasian customer and drug-taking. -- THE NEW PAPER PHOTO: GARY GO
Posed photo of a man lying on the floor while a person pretends to stamp on his chest. A young woman who was part of a vice ring pleaded guilty on Monday to grievously hurting a Caucasian customer and drug-taking. -- THE NEW PAPER PHOTO: GARY GOH

A young woman who was part of a vice ring pleaded guilty on Monday to grievously hurting a Caucasian customer and drug-taking.

Nur Azilah Ithnin, 20, then a student at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Central, is the first among the five to admit to her charges. She was with Malcom Graham Head, 33, his girlfriend Veronica Patricia Rio, 19, Ahmad Habiibul Hakim Assalafi, 19, and his sister, Nuurul Aliyyah Abdul Talib, 23, when they punched French product line manager Didier Moise Dominguez, 53, causing him facial fractures, at his Marina Bay Residences home on March 4.

The accomplices' case is pending.

A district court heard that Azilah befriended Head and Rio earlier this year through the siblings, whom she had been close to since secondary school days.

On March 3, Head assigned Aliyyah, who was working as a prostitute, to service the victim at Marina Bay Residences. Azilah and her accomplices accompanied Aliyyah to the place. Shortly after midnight, Aliyyah met the victim who took her up to his home. The victim had wanted more than normal sex, but Aliyyah did not agree and she called up her accomplices for help.

Later, the accomplices turned up at the victim's home. When he opened the door, Head and Hakim rushed in. Subsequently Rio and Azilah appeared. The victim was assaulted by Head, Hakim and Rio. Azilah walked around with a knife in her hand.

The court heard all five assaulted the victim who was kicked and punched. Azilah admitted kicking the victim twice on his body out of anger. She also admitted to taking methamphetamine or Ice. She will be sentenced on Sept 23.