In a tragic twist to the Pasir Ris Street 51 case, there is speculation that the 70 year-old man found dead at the foot of his Housing & Development Board block may have killed his 27 year-old mentally challenged daughter because he worried that there would be no one to care for her after his death.
Singapore Police Force officers arrived on the scene after receiving a call of a man lying motionless at the bottom of Block 560 Pasir Ris Street 51 at about 1.25PM. They found 70 year-old Mr Tang lying dead on the ground below his block from an apparent suicide.
Attempts to contact his family at his family home were unanswered as there was no response. They later called Mr Tang’s wife, who rushed home with her son and found her 27 year-old daughter lying in a pool of her own blood with multiple stab wounds on her body. Paramedics pronounced her dead on the scene.
According to neighbors, Mr Tang has previously sought treatment from the Institute of Mental Health and had gone for a recent appointment with the medical professionals there. The man’s 27 year-old daughter was studying at a MINDS school for mentally challenged individuals.
Reporters also understand that the father and daughter pair were close. Mr Tang and his wife have 2 other children, an eldest daughter who is married and a younger son.