Migrant worker pointed in the head as he exits construction site near Orchard Towers, Singapore News

Seeing the countdown to the end of your work day is a liberating feeling, but the end of this worker’s day probably made him see stars.

A migrant worker at a construction site near Orchard Towers was allegedly hit in the head with a mobile phone after an argument with another worker went south last Friday (May 13) evening, the Shin Min reported. Daily News last Saturday.

Chinese migrant worker Li, 50, attempted to clock in after finishing his day’s work and went to hand his clock card to the worker responsible for entering the numbers.

“There were a lot of people at that time,” recalls Li, from Zhejiang, China. “People who helped [punch numbers into our cards] told us to get in line.”

When his turn came, his card was rejected by a Bangladeshi worker who was in charge of punching the cards, Li told Shin Min Daily News.

He claimed the Bangladeshi worker hit his hand with his mobile phone and refused to point it.

Angered, Li pushed the worker, to which the Bangladeshi worker retaliated by allegedly hitting Li on the head with the cellphone.

When reporters from the Shin Min Daily News arrived at the scene, Li was seen with a bandaged head and a bloody shirt.

A police officer was also on the scene to take Li’s statement.

Another Bangladeshi worker told the Shin Min Daily News that Li started the affair by cutting the line.

Speaking to AsiaOne, police said they were alerted to a scuffle along Claymore Drive around 8.05pm on Friday evening.

“Two men, aged 32 and 50, are involved in the police investigations,” a police spokesman said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

In 2021, an Indian migrant worker was jailed for 6 months for punching another dormitory resident and biting his finger, the Straits Times reported at the time.

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