Former ITE student gets reformative training for attacking foreign workers
Former ITE student sentenced to reformative training for attacking foreign workers
He told the police that he did not like the way foreign workers here looked at his mother and girlfriend.
Because of this, student Razmy Abdul Rahim took it out on five random workers between June 2013 and March 2014.
The former ITE College East student, now 20, was sentenced to reformative training on Tuesday after pleading guilty to four charges: two counts of voluntarily causing hurt, one count of causing grievous hurt and one count of causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
Two other charges for similar offences were taken into consideration during sentencing.
Those given this sentence have to spend between 18 months and three years in a reformative training centre and follow a strict regimen that includes foot drills and counselling.
Court documents revealed that Razmy and his friend, ITE College West student Ko Wai Kit, now 18, approached construction worker Ali Mohammad Madob, 27.
The Bangladeshi was walking along a covered walkway near Block 6, Hougang Avenue 3, at around 9.45pm on June 24, 2013.
One of the youths held on to Mr Ali while the other punched his nose, causing it to bleed.
When Mr Ali managed to struggle free, his attackers continued punching his face several times before fleeing the scene. Mr Ali suffered injuries including a deformed nasal bone.
About a month later, the two youths attacked Santhanam Chandiramohan, 37, at nearby Block 18. The Indian national suffered injuries including a cut on his scalp.
The court heard that on March 25, 2014, the pair had a scuffle with at least three construction workers at a bus stop near Block 21 in the same neighbourhood.
Razmy punched one of the workers, Mr Chelladurai Prabu, 28, on his right cheek and arm, causing a dislocated shoulder.
On Sept 1 that year, Razmy got into a dispute with another student, Abdul Hakeem Abdul Rashid, 19, in their school toilet.
He had accused the teenager of spreading rumours about him.
Razmy took out a bicycle chain, wrapped it around his left fist and punched Mr Hakeem once on his abdomen. He also slapped Mr Hakeem's face a few times.
The court heard that Mr Hakeem, who did not retaliate, went to Changi General Hospital after suffering tenderness on the left side of his face.
Before handing out the sentence, District Judge Mathew Joseph said that Razmy's offences were "deplorable" and "inexcusable".
The case involving Ko is still pending.
For voluntarily causing grievous hurt, Razmy could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined or caned.