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Benita Aw Yeong
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Singapore

CID at flat: Boy believed to have special needs

The New Paper | Benita Aw Yeong | Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Boy's body found at Tampines Ave 4.

SINGAPORE - A seven-year-old boy fell to his death yesterday from a Tampines Avenue 4 HDB block.

In a sign that it may not have been an accident, forensic teams and Criminal Investigation Department officers were at the ninth-storey flat he fell from.

Police said they received a call for assistance at 1pm. Paramedics pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

Officers were combing the area for clues when The New Paper on Sunday was there yesterday evening.

As officers inspected the body of the child, we caught glimpses of a pool of blood.

Neighbours say they saw officers inspecting the rubbish chute at the foot of the block.

Officers also used torch lights to investigate the pole rack outside the kitchen window as dusk fell.

It is understood there was no indication of a weapon being involved, and the boy's injuries were from the fall.

Several neighbours' bamboo poles were broken as he fell.

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