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About Private Ganesh's case

The New Paper | Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Pte Ganesh had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but the medical officer where he was posted was not informed of this.

SINGAPORE - Private Ganesh Pillay Magindren, 23, was found dead at the foot of his Sengkang condominium in July last year.

The full-time national serviceman (NSF) was seeing a psychiatrist regularly for schizophrenia.

The day before his death, Captain Jessie Goh had given him 14 days of extra duties for not signing a logbook, reporting late for work and unsatisfactory work performance.

She was the manpower officer at 24th Battalion Singapore Artillery and directly in charge of Pte Ganesh when he was posted there in November 2012.He was assigned to clerical work as an administrative support assistant.

In the inquiry into his death, State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said he had died from multiple injuries sustained from a deliberate fall from height and that he had known it would lead to his death.

This article was published on April 12 in The New Paper.

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