A 74-year-old delivery driver, Mr Nasiari Sunee, has passed away after sustaining critical injuries when he was struck by a glass bottle that is believed to have been thrown down from a 35-storey condominium flat in Spottiswoode Park.
Mr Nasiari, a father of four, was in the condominium attending a housewarming party with his family on Sunday evening (18 Aug). His children told the Straits Times that their late father was sitting with his wife and relatives at a table in the condominium’s barbecue pit area when he was suddenly struck by the high-rise killer litter.
Mr Nasiari’s eldest daughter, 44-year-old Madam Nas Suriati Nasiari, recounted: “Suddenly our relatives heard a big thud and another thud. They realised my dad had collapsed on the floor and his head was bleeding. They saw a glass bottle on the table.”
Madam Nas added that the bottle struck her father then ricocheted and hit their mother, who was left with bruises on her shoulder.
Mr Nasiari received emergency care from a relative who is a nurse before an ambulance arrived and conveyed him to Singapore General Hospital. The 74-year-old’s heart stopped thrice during treatment and the family decided not to resuscitate him if his stopped a fourth time since they “didn’t want to prolong the pain.”
Mr Nasiari passed away around 9am on Monday morning (19 Aug). He was buried the next day by his grief-stricken family. Mr Nas Muhammad Nasta’in, Mr Nasiari’s son, told the Straits Times:
“In the last two days, we have cried enough. We are putting aside our grief and staying strong for our mum.”
Devastated by the loss of his beloved uncle, Mr Nasiari’s nephew Mohammed Nafis wrote on social media: “It doesn’t matter anymore even if the culprit goes to jail or gets hefty fine or be caned or be hung to death …. Writing from the perspective as the deceased nephew, it truly matters the least because someone killed my uncle.
“Yes of course justice will be served if ever the culprit be caught but even then so what? Whatever the punishment(s) meted out, it will never replace that life the family lost, the tears they cried, the heart pain wrenching moments seeing his heartbeat came to a stop in ICU that morning, the time his family spent being interviewed by Investigating Officers from SPF having to go through the ordeal of repeating the story over and over again, burying him 7 feet deep down under for a Muslim burial
“There is nothing that even the law can replace for us who lost that fatherly figure just because someone decides to be very irresponsible. As for my deceased uncle’s children and my widowed auntie … They were guided and raised by a good man. I know they will find within their own hearts to forgive the culprit some how eventually.”
The police have classified the case as a rash act causing death and have yet to make an arrest. Investigations are ongoing. -/TISG
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