E-biker allegedly punches woman who shouted 'oi' at him after near-collision, police investigating

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Jun 15, 2022

Unhappy that another food delivery rider nearly ran into her with his electric bike, a woman called "oi" and ended up being bashed.

Ms Shen Mu Zhi, 47, who works with foodpanda, said she was on her way to deliver food to a customer when the incident happened at about 7pm on Tuesday (June 14), reported Shin Min Daily News.

The man, who was wearing a GrabFood top, was riding his e-bike past her at the open-air parking lot next to Block 36 Chai Chee Avenue.

"He nearly bumped into me as he rode past, so I called out 'oi'. I did not hear what he mumbled back, and continued to make my delivery," said Ms Shen.

When she came down the block after completing the order, she was surprised to see the man waiting for her.

"He asked me angrily 'what oi', and before I could explain, he punched me on my left cheek," she said, adding that the man was about 1½-head taller than her.

After about five punches, the man moved off abruptly.

"I fell to the ground and much as I wanted to fight back, I was helpless."

It took Ms Shen a while to get up, and she struggled to the nearest police post to make a report.

She was later taken to the hospital in an ambulance to receive treatment for her injuries that included a bruised and swollen face, and broken teeth.

She added: "I couldn't sleep all night, and today I realised that it was very painful for me to chew my food. I can only eat soft food for now."

Ms Shen said she will be unable to work for a week and expects to lose about $1,000 in earnings.

"I hope the man can be taken to task as soon as possible. He was so violent that even if he apologised, it would be hard for me to forgive him," she added.

A police spokesman confirmed that a report was made and that investigations are ongoing, reported Shin Min.

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