Bukit Panjang man arrested after allegedly splashing urine on brother & fighting with him

Their neighbour said that the older brother is mentally ill.

Joshua Lee | January 29, 2020, 04:39 PM

A pair of brothers in Singapore engaged in a bloody fight after the older brother splashed urine on his sibling, reported Lianhe Zaobao.

The incident, which happened on Jan. 22, occurred at 412 Saujana Road in Bukit Panjang.

Lianhe Zaobao spoke to the siblings' neighbour, a 58-year-old Mr Lin, who told them the brothers have been staying at Bukit Panjang for over 30 years.

Lin also told the paper that the 56-year old older brother is mentally ill and spends his days at home while his 53-year-old younger brother did odd jobs.

Lin also said that the older brother is usually quiet and rarely greets his neighbours. However, he began to act strangely ever since he started suffering from a knee problem about a year back.

"Sometimes he fights with his younger brother. He occasionally throws things into the outside corridor. But this time the fight was more intense," Lin said to the Chinese paper.

Lin told Lianhe Zaobao that he was out when the fight broke out. When he returned at around 7pm, he could smell the stench of urine in the corridor.

Lin subsequently heard from the younger brother that he was eating his dinner when his older brother threw urine on him unprovoked. Both then got into a fight.

According to the police, the older brother was arrested under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act. This is their statement in full:

“On Jan. 22 2020 at 6.31pm, the Police received a call for assistance at Blk 412 Saujana Road. Two men, aged 53 and 56, were conscious when conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. The 56-year-old man was subsequently arrested under Section 7 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act.”

H/T: Lianhe Zaobao. Top image credit: Google Maps.