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4 Hicksville men charged in beating of teen at park, Nassau police say

From left: Rajan Kumar, 19, Kuldeep Singh, 19,

From left: Rajan Kumar, 19, Kuldeep Singh, 19, Harpreet Singh, 19, and Ranjit Singh, 18, all of Hicksville. They are charged with gang assault in connection with a Hicksville attack on Monday, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Four Hicksville men were  facing gang assault charges after they beat a teenager with a metal bat Monday evening, Nassau County police said.

The suspects, looking to start a fight, approached a 17-year-old boy who was playing cricket with his friends on Glenbrook Road Park in Hicksville about 5 p.m., detectives said.

The four men punched and kicked the victim in the head, back, neck and arms, police said.

The victim, who was also struck with a metal bat, was taken to a hospital and treated for a broken arm, swelling and contusions, police said.

Nassau police did not disclose a motive for the attack.

Rajan Kumar, 19, and Harpreet Singh, 19, both residents of the same home on Crown Street, were charged with second-degree assault and first-degree gang assault. Kuldeep Singh, 19, also of the same home on Crown Street, and Ranjit Singh, 18, of Woodbine Drive North, were each charged with second-degree assault, first-degree gang assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

It was not immediately clear whether the suspects were related, police said.

Kumar and Harpreet Singh were ordered held Tuesday on $12,500 bond or $7,500 cash in First District Court in Hempstead, the Nassau County district attorney's office said. They will be back in court Thursday.

Ranjit Singh and Kuldeep Singh were arraigned Wednesday, the district attorney's office said. Both were ordered held on $12,500 bond or $7,500 cash. They will be back in court Friday.

All were represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, the district attorney's office said.

Correction: Rajan Kumar and Harpreet Singh were ordered held Tuesday on $12,500 bond or $7,500 cash. The amounts were incorrect in an earlier version of this story.

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