Suspect in Boon Tat St fatal stabbing: 'Don't help him. He's my son-in-law. Let him die'

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A 38-year-old man died after he was reportedly stabbed along 27 Boon Tat Street yesterday (July 10).

In response to media queries by Stomp, a police spokesman said they were alerted to the incident at 1.22pm.

Upon arrival at the scene, police found the victim lying motionless at the said location.

He was conveyed unconscious to Singapore General Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead at about 2.13pm.

A 69-year-old man was arrested in relation to the case, which has been classified as murder.

Police investigations are ongoing.

According to The New Paper, the restaurant manager of A Poke Theory, Mr Eldad Tan, 28, rushed out with a colleague and saw the victim lying face down in a pool of blood.

He told TNP: “I was so focused on the man on the floor I didn’t notice an older man holding a knife, standing over him. He said, ‘Don’t help him, he’s my son-in-law. Let him die. I’m old already, I’m not afraid of going to jail.'”

A passer-by, 55-year-old engineer Jeffrey Lim, told reporters that he heard a witness claiming to have seen a knife lodged in the victim’s chest, although Stomp is unable to confirm this.

The suspect will be charged in court on July 11 under Section 302(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries the death penalty.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – 09:20

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