S'pore police investigating woman, 48, seen disrupting neighbour's Hindu prayers

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Belmont Lay | June 10, 2021, 10:18 PM

The police are investigating an incident in which a woman was filmed interrupting her neighbour's Hindu prayers by clanging a gong repeatedly.

A 48-year-old woman is assisting the police with investigations after a report was lodged, the police confirmed in response to media queries.

Livanesh Ramu, who is believed to be the woman's next-door neighbour, posted a 19-second video clip of the incident on Facebook on June 9.

The video showed a bespectacled man ringing a bell while conducting rites outside his HDB flat.

He is likely performing Hindu prayers, where ringing a bell is a common practice.

In an update on Thursday evening, Livanesh said he and his family have been in touch with the police.

The update on the post said:

Hi everyone, we have given our statements to the authorities and they are investigating the matter. While we await their findings, I do not wish to speculate on behalf of my neighbour with regard to her actions. We will update you further as the investigation concludes.

In the meantime, it is indeed heartening to see fellow Singaporeans in solidarity against intolerance. My family and I wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and well-wishes. Thank you for letting us know we are not alone.