Killer litter lands elderly woman in hospital; 16-year-old boy charged for rash act

A 16-year-old boy was charged in court on Saturday after an elderly woman was hit by a bicycle wheel on Friday which had apparently been thrown from a block of flats.

Madam Mahani Abdullah, 67, had been walking below Block 1 Eunos Crescent on her way to play chess at a nearby senior citizens centre when the wheel landed on her head, Shin Min Daily News reported. She sustained head injuries and was taken while still conscious to Changi General Hospital.

Police were alerted to the incident at 3.14pm and arrested a 16-year-old boy in relation to the case. He was charged in court yesterday with committing a rash act.

The Straits Times understands that the same teenager was arrested last December after a brick which was hurled from his flat at the same block injured a passer-by.

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