Man jailed three months for hitting schoolboy in bus

March 5th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Singapore, March 5 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a 35-year-old man to three months in jail Thursday for hitting a schoolboy who accidentally stepped on his foot in a packed bus, a news report said.
Ismail Atan punched the boy three times on his forehead in a public bus in September, the online edition of Straits Times newspaper said.

Ismail was seated and had extended his foot into the aisle. As the 13-year-old student was making his way into the bus, he inadvertently stepped on his foot.

The man stood up and punched the boy although another passenger shouted at him to stop the attack.

“The victim was young and vulnerable. He was in no position to defend himself,” the report quoted the judge as saying.

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