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Teen who stared at group slashed to death
Tue, Nov 02, 2010The Star/Asia News Network
A GROUP of assailants shouted "369" in Hokkien and flashed a victory sign after slashing a youth to death in a fight, according to Sin Chew Daily.
The daily reported that the brawl broke out when Ng Wei Jie, 19, and his two friends were confronted by five men at the Downtown East shopping mall in Pasir Ris, Singapore, at about 5.30pm last Saturday.
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Apparently, Ng and his friends had stared at the men, who had tattoos on their bodies, at a fast-food restaurant.
The two groups subsequently adjourned to an open space where Ng had a "talk" with the leader. However, this ended in a fight.
The daily reported that eye-witnesses saw a man from the bigger group whip out a vegetable knife and hacked Ng while his friends ran away.
The suspects reportedly shouted "369" in Hokkien and showed a victory sign before escaping.
However, local newspapers have reported today that four of the suspected assailants have been picked up by the police. They are being held under murder charges, which carries the death penalty and investigations are still ongoing.
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