Man drags boy out of car, throws him by roadside in Sengkang; police investigating

In a video sent to citizen journalism site Stomp, the man can be seen repeatedly dragging the child out of the car onto the ground.
In a video sent to citizen journalism site Stomp, the man can be seen repeatedly dragging the child out of the car onto the ground.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM STOMP

SINGAPORE - Police are investigating a case involving the ill treatment of a child, after a video of a man repeatedly dragging a child out of a car onto the ground was posted on social media.

Police said they were alerted on Monday (June 4) at around 12.40pm to the case in Sengkang East Way.

In the video sent to citizen journalism site Stomp, the man was seen dragging the child out of the car and throwing him against the ground by the side of the road.

When the child dashed back into the car, the man walked back around the car again to pull him out.

The child then approached the man, who appeared to be berating the child. The man then suddenly shoves the boy forcefully onto the grass patch.

The boy attempts to re-enter the car, but was reproached by the man.

The video ends with the pair standing by the car.

According to the unidentified netizen who posted the video on Facebook, the man left the child by the side of the road.

He returned later to look for the boy, who was being comforted by a resident of a nearby Housing Board flat.

Police investigations are ongoing.