10 Mar '11, 7am

Scientist sentenced to six months' jail for abusing boys: SINGAPORE: A scientist was on Thursday sentenced to si...

SINGAPORE: A scientist was on Thursday sentenced to six months' jail after physically abusing two boys, aged nine and 11, under his care. The stocky, dark-complexioned 45-year-old man cannot be named to protect their identities. The youngsters had dozed off when he wanted them to be studying at 4.30am on April 3 2009. For disobeying him, he caned the 11-year-old 20 times on his back, buttocks and legs. The boy's nine-year-old sibling received ten more strokes simply because he had jumped during the caning. The man was wheeled into the court seated in a gurney. He has been in poor health after suffering from a heart attack, and as a result, the hearing had to be postponed several times. Tubes were attached to his nose and he was breathing with the help of an oxygen tank. But his sickly condition did not stop the law from taking its course. Court papers stated that the man i...

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