22-year-old suspect arrested after viral video showed man being stomped on at Golden Mile Complex


A clip that has been going viral on social media shows a man lying on the floor outside a shuttered shop, while another man wearing a white top is seen stomping on him.
A clip that has been going viral on social media shows a man lying on the floor outside a shuttered shop, while another man wearing a white top is seen stomping on him.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/RILEK1CORNER

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old male suspect was arrested on Saturday (Oct 14) evening after footage of a man being attacked at Golden Mile Complex made the rounds on social media.

The video showed the 25-year-old victim lying on the floor outside a shuttered shop in the wee hours of Wednesday, while his attacker - who was wearing a white top - stomped on him.

The attacker then approached another man in black and punched him.

Bystanders could be heard exclaiming when the attacker returned and stomped on the man a few more times.

Facebook commenters asked why no one went forward to stop the attacker or help the fallen man.

The police told The Straits Times in an update on Saturday evening that they had arrested the suspect in relation to the case, which has been classified as voluntarily causing grievous hurt.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for medical assistance at 5001 Beach Road at 3am on Wednesday.

It dispatched an ambulance and took a man conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was believed to have suffered severe facial injuries. The Straits Times understands that the victim is Singaporean.

An employee who has worked at Golden Mile Complex for five years, who declined to be named, told ST that fights happen there "very often".

"They happen once or twice a week and police do get called down, but it's usually minor. This is one of the big ones," said the employee, who is in his 30s. "Sometimes people have arguments after drinks." 

Police investigations are ongoing.


Correction note: This article has been edited for clarity.