01 Sep '11, 6am

Teen who caused the death of mentally handicapped elder brother given 3 years' probation

Teen who caused the death of mentally handicapped elder brother given 3 years' probation

A 19-year-old student who caused the death of his mentally handicapped elder brother more than a year ago was given three years' probation on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW By Elena Chong A 19-year-old student who caused the death of his mentally handicapped elder brother more than a year ago was given three years' probation on Thursday. Originally accused of murder, Umar Othman had admitted to the amended charge of grievously hurting his 22-year-old brother, Muhammad, who was punched, kicked and stomped at their family home in Tampines on May 5, 2010. He died from the multiple injuries suffered during the fight. A Community Court heard that Umar, then in Secondary 3, returned home from school and found himself locked out with loud music blaring from the inside. After he managed to pry open the bicycle chain and got in, he saw that his brother appeared to be agitate...

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