Youths in stabbing incidents
On Oct 1, culinary arts student Tan Zhi Long, then 19, was stabbed in the abdomen after a quarrel at Lot One Shoppers' Mall in Choa Chu Kang. A fellow coursemate from hospitality school Shatec was arrested in connection with the attack.
Twenty-year-old full-time national serviceman Wilson Siau was viciously attacked with a parang outside Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. Mr Siau was treated for injuries to his head and hands in hospital. The alleged assailants fled the scene but were arrested by the police over the next two days.
Seven teenagers attacked Raffles Institution student Anand Ravindran, then 17, on Dec 1 at a void deck in Potong Pasir. Triggered by a staring incident between Anand's friend and one of the seven teens, the conflict ended with one of the seven stabbing Anand. Six suspects were arrested and one of them was sentenced to two years' probation in April 2012.
Darren Ng Wei Jie, 19, was brutally attacked by 12 youths at Downtown East in Pasir Ris on Oct 30.
Five members of the gang were sentenced to jail terms of between eight and 12 years in September 2012 for stabbing Darren with weapons ranging from a screwdriver to a chopper.