Home News Independent but homeless amputee found dead alone at void deck in Jurong

Independent but homeless amputee found dead alone at void deck in Jurong

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

The Chinese Daily reported the death of a 58-year-old man at the void deck of Block 221 Boon Lay Place, in the Jurong area. The man, Mr Cheng, is reported to have fallen on hard times and to be homeless, sleeping at various void decks in the Woodlands and Boon Lay area for the past few years. Yesterday he did not wake up after he fell asleep.

Mr Cheng was successfully running a chicken rice stall for over 20 years, until he became a diabetic and had kidney failure. He stopped working 10 years ago after he had to amputate his leg. He eventually sold his house and also divorced his wife. Six years ago, he resorted to selling tissue papers and was seen selling them in the Woodlands MRT station area.

Mr Cheng’s twin brother described him as an independent person who never bothered anyone with his problems or asked for any favours. He is also said to be well-liked by those who knew him.

“He had very little but was always ready to share what he had with those around him,” his brother said.  He added: “Those who knew him loved him very much.”

- Advertisement -

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

National reserves: Whatever their strategic value, Singaporeans have right to know how they are managed

  The ruling People’s Action Party is weaponising knowledge of the exact amount of Singapore’s national reserves as a way of helping it stay in power. That’s unacceptable. It does not have such an in perpetuity right. One of the debates in...

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent