Another three men involved in a 2010 Downtown East gang-related fight which left a student dead were convicted on Thursday. Lewis Wee Jun Jie, 22, Ho Wei Quan and Chong Rui Hong, both 19, had pleaded guilty to being members of an unlawful assembly that caused grievous hurt to Darren Ng Wei Jie. They will be sentenced on July 18.
When the incident happened on Oct 30, 2010, Wee, 22, was then a full-time national serviceman while Ho and Chong, both 19, were unemployed.
A district court heard that there was bad blood between Puay's gang member Stillwell Ong Keat Pin, 20, and Dickson Ng Teck Seng, 21, from Darren Ng's gang. Ong and Dickson Ng were to fight each other at the Pasir Ris Close shopping mall but Dickson Ng never showed up.
Ong bought a chopper from a supermarket before heading to Downtown East with several others. There, they shouted the gang slogan and asked various young people which secret society they were from.
Ong's group then surrounded Darren Ng who was armed with a retractable baton. In the fight that followed, he was stabbed and slashed with knives, choppers and a screwdriver.
Two accomplices have been dealt with. In March, Jason Chew Wei Beng, 21, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail and given six strokes of the cane. Then in May, Puay De Feng, 21, who was a secret society member, was sentenced to five years' jail and six strokes of the cane.
The cases against two others, who are charged with rioting and causing grievous hurt to Darren Ng, will be heard in the district courts within the next two weeks.
Ong and four alleged accomplices have been charged with culpable homicide and their cases will be heard at the end of this month in the High Court.
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