Man arrested after father dies in attack at home
An elderly man died after he was attacked in his Bedok North Avenue 2 flat yesterday. A 41-year-old man, believed to be his son, has been arrested.
Mr Muhd Zin, a neighbour living on the same floor as the victim, told The New Paper he was awoken from his sleep at about 5pm by his wife, who said that their elderly neighbour had fainted and needed help.
The man's wife had gone over to their flat to ask for help.
Mr Zin said he called for an ambulance and the police before going to his neighbour's fourth-storey flat.
To his horror, he saw the elderly man lying on the living room floor in a pool of blood.
"I was stunned when I saw the blood," said Mr Zin, 55, a supervisor.
His neighbour's head was bleeding and the elderly couple's son was sitting in a daze on the sofa.
Afraid, Mr Zin backed away from the flat and returned home to wait for the police to arrive.
Mr Zin's son, Mr Suhaimi, an 18-year-old student, told TNP he had earlier heard sounds of a quarrel in his neighbour's flat.
He said: "I was playing video games at around 5pm when I heard shouting between the elderly man and his son. The elderly man's wife was screaming. It was very loud.
"They were screaming in Mandarin and I didn't understand what they were saying."
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call at 5.12pm and established at the scene that there had been a case of trauma assault.
The victim, a 75-year-old man, was taken to Changi General Hospital for head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6.37pm, a police spokesman said.
Investigations are ongoing.