Woman in Toa Payoh Threatens to Jump, Man Found Dead at Foot of Nearby Block Minutes Later
The cases were reported mere minutes apart. Currently, the police are looking into the case of unnatural death.
Two separate incidents in Toa Payoh that were reported mere minutes apart early this morning (Sept 30) saw one dead and another individual arrested.
The police told AsiaOne that it was alerted to an incident at Block 100, Toa Payoh Lorong 1 at 6.47am.
A 58-year-old man was found lying motionless at the foot of the block and pronounced dead on the spot by a paramedic.
The police are looking into the case of unnatural death.
Several streets away, a woman was spotted on the ledge outside the common corridor of Block 81A Toa Payoh Lorong 4.
She had threatened to jump from the block, Lianhe Zaobao reported. The police received a call for assistance at 6.43am.
The 24-year-old was apprehended under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act and subsequently taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
- Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
- Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
- Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800
- Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222
- Silver Ribbon: 6386-1928
- Shan You Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 6741-0078
- Fei Yue’s Online Counselling Service: www.eC2.sg
- Tinkle Friend (for primary school children): 1800-2744-788
This article was first published in AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.
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