30 May '11, 6am

Man sentenced to 4 years jail and caning over gang attack which caused 17-year-old boy to lose eye

A 17-YEAR-OLD lost his right eye when he was attacked by rival gang members, who had earlier attended a settlement talk, a district court heard. Mr Arifudien B.M.J. Abideen, 17, was waiting at a bus stop with his friend at West Coast Road on April 29, 2009 when he was led away by eight gang members to a sheltered walkway near Block 507 West Coast Drive. When fellow member, Poovindran Murugan, who had planned the revenge attack, arrived in a van, he picked up a wooden pole from the vehicle before proceeding towards the group who were surrounding the victim. When the victim tried to run, he was tripped and fell to the ground. He was then set upon by the group, one of whom hit him on the head with a spanner while Poovindran struck him on the head with the wooden pole. Mr Arifudien was warded for a week for his injuries including fractures and a ruptured right eyeball. On Mond...

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