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Police report lodged over boy allegedly throwing cat off 22nd floor of HDB block; incident caught on video

SINGAPORE — The police on Friday (Dec 16) confirmed that a report has been made over an incident caught on video where a boy allegedly threw a cat from the 22nd storey of a public housing block in Boon Lay. The cat is understood to have died of its injuries.

Screenshots from a video on Facebook, in which a boy allegedly threw a cat off a housing block.

Screenshots from a video on Facebook, in which a boy allegedly threw a cat off a housing block.

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SINGAPORE — The police on Friday (Dec 16) confirmed that a report has been made over an incident caught on video where a boy allegedly threw a cat from the 22nd storey of a public housing block in Boon Lay. The cat is understood to have died of its injuries.

The first video of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident was posted online on Thursday. It is time-stamped 1.35pm on Dec 14. The video has since been shared on various online platforms.

An online petition in response to the video, calling for "justice for the cat" with no further details, had already garnered more than 10,000 signatures as of Friday afternoon.

The videos show a boy walking out of a lift with a cat walking in front of him.

The boy is then seen picking up the cat with both hands and flinging it over a ledge near the lift landing.

A loud crash is then heard several seconds later.

The online petition and captions to the videos allege that the incident happened at a Housing and Development (HDB) block in Boon Lay.

In a Facebook on Thursday, the Cat Welfare Society said that it was extremely upset about this incident and had assisted in filing reports with the police and the Animal and Veterinary Service, which is part of the National Parks Board.

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