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Two men and pregnant woman jailed for robbing Bangladeshi of $250 in Geylang

Two men and a woman have been jailed for robbing a Bangladeshi national of $250.

The trio were part of a group of five who committed the crime at the back lane of Geylang Road at about 6am on July 31 last year, reported The Straits Times.

On Thursday, Goh Soon Kim, 30, was sentenced to four years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane for robbery and two counts of theft of mobile phones​. Three other charges were taken into consideration.

Hoo Wee Yong, 27, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane for robbery, while Nur Hartini Abdul Rahim, 26, was jailed for three years.

Nur Hartini, who is pregnant, also admitted to taking Ice in September last year.

The cases against Mohd Razlee Abdul Rahman, 33, and Abdul Qaiyum Kamijan, 24 are pending.

Illegal gambling

The court heard that the victim, Mr Shohedul Altaf Shikder, 33, chanced upon an illegal gambling stall and started to gamble.

Hoo, Nur Hartini, Mohd Razlee and Qaiyum stopped by the stall and two of them started to gamble.

Qaiyum spoke to Goh, who was also gambling, as they were both losing money.

The group noticed the victim had been winning and devised a plan to extort money from him.

Punched, slapped him

They followed him after he left the stall. Three of them then accused him of outraging the modesty of Nur Hartini and demanded money from him.

They punched and slapped him when he refused. They then told him they would continue beating him and also call the police if he did not comply.

Out of fear, the victim handed over $250.

The group split the money evenly. Only $150 was subsequently recovered.

Mr Shohedul was treated at Singapore General Hospital and diagnosed with a ruptured eardrum.

Source: The Straits Times

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