Man found dead in Yishun
On Saturday evening, the bloodied and bruised body of a man was found along the corridor of the sixth storey of Block 279 Yishun Street 22.
A 20-year-old man who lives at the block was later arrested in relation to the case.
A police spokesman said they received a call at about 8pm on Saturday.
“Upon arrival, a 26-year-old man was found lying motionless at the location,” said the spokesman.
“He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8.29pm. A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the case.”
No weapon is believed to be involved.
The deceased was clad in shorts and a striped green T-shirt.
The 22-year-old sister of the arrested man told reporters that her brother knew the deceased.
The administration assistant, who did not want to be identified, said her brother had been agitated due to the 26-year-old “stalking” him.
“We know very little about him, but he would always bang on the door looking for my brother,” she said.
She added that she would see the man loitering in the area whenever she visited her family at the flat on weekends.
“He used to be very quiet, and only started acting strangely about two years ago,” she said.
“We have no idea why he is stalking us.”
Residents of the block said they have often seen the man hanging around the area during odd hours of the day.
A number of people The New Paper spoke to said they were only aware of something wrong when the police arrived.
One resident, Mr Yew, 37, said he was shocked to find out that the man was dead.
“I never thought this would happen, I don’t think he bothered anyone,” he said.
“He was this plump guy in glasses who would just walk around quietly till late, and always looked like he was in a daze.”
Police investigations are ongoing.
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This report has been updated