His victim lay motionless, but that did not stop a 45-year-old man from kicking, hitting and hitting him in full view of shocked spectators.
The man, who was not identified, was arrested for voluntarily causing serious injury and suspected drug-related crimes after his violent race at the Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Tuesday (September 22) afternoon, police said.
The 47-year-old at the receiving end of the man’s blow was conscious when he was taken to Sengkang General Hospital, they added.
The perpetrator had apparently recommended the victim for a cleaning job. However, their relationship deteriorated due to the later weak work and led to quarrels, Shin Min Daily News reported.
The two men argued before exchanging blows, an eyewitness told the Chinese daily.
During the fight, the victim fell to the ground, but the other man did not let him go, he said.
Videos of the incident, which were shared on Facebook, showed the younger man in black and shouted Hokkien vulgarities as he rained blows on the older man who spread on the ground.
He hit, kicked and trampled on the victim̵
He then left the scene but was later arrested at his home in Ang Mo Kio.
“My leg hurts and I use a cane. I also have heart problems, so I did not dare go over to offer help,” the eyewitness explained, adding that another passer-by helped by supporting the injured man and moving him to the side.
The victim reportedly bled from the left ear, nose and mouth. He also appeared to have bruised his face and abrasions to his head and cheek.