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    Sep 26, 2016

    Bishan flat murder: Son to be charged with father's death

    A 61-YEAR-OLD man was found dead in the living room of his Bishan Housing Board flat on Saturday.

    A 25-year-old man, believed to be his son, has been arrested. He will be charged in court for the offence of murder, said the police in a statement.

    Police said they were alerted at about 8.20pm to the incident at Block 152B Bishan Street 11.

    It is understood that at least one neighbour reported about noise on the fifth storey. It is believed that noise came from things being thrown around.

    The older man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at about 9pm. No visible injuries were seen on him.

    When The Straits Times arrived on the scene, police had cordoned off the corridor on the fifth storey.

    Some police officers were seen leaving the scene with evidence at about 12.30am yesterday.

    The body was taken away at 1.52am.

    A neighbour, who lives on the fourth storey and wanted to be known as Ms Yaya, 33, said: "It's normal to hear quarrelling upstairs in the last few days. It happens during the evening and lasts for only a few minutes."

    About 15 relatives, including the deceased's wife, were seen at the void deck of the block at about 1am. She later broke down, as relatives hugged her.

    The 25-year-old man is her younger son, according to a relative who declined to be named.