A 74-year-old grandfather died after allegedly being hit by killer litter in Singapore.
The incident occured during a housewarming party at the 35-storey Spottiswoode 18 condominium, and the victim’s family believes that he died after getting injured by a falling glass bottle.
Grandfather dies after allegedly being hit by killer litter in Singapore
According to his two older children, Mr Nasiari Sunee was at the condominium’s barbecue pit area on the night of 18 Aug 2019, when he got hit on the head by the glass bottle. His wife and relatives were also with him then.
“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 Suriati Nasiari, the victim’s oldest child, told The Straits Times.
Their mother (the victim’s wife) also apparently suffered from bruises, which her family believes was caused by the bottle rebounding after hitting Mr Nasiari.
Mr Nasiari was taken by ambulance to Singapore General Hospital. His heart stopped thrice during the course of his treatment. His family decided not to revive him if his heart were to stop for a fourth time, as they did not want him to suffer any longer.
Mr Nasiari died the next morning at around 9 am.
Police are investigating the incident, and his family hopes to find the person responsible for the killer litter. The case has been classified as a rash act causing death.
“In the last two days, we have cried enough. We are putting aside our grief and staying strong for our mum,” Mr Nas Muhammad Nasta’in, son of Mr Nasiari, told The Straits Times.
Nephew, Mohammed Nafis, meanwhile, has poured out his grief on Facebook, calling the culprit an “irresponsible person” and a “murderer”…
PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ Mohammed Nafis
“To: The Culprit…You should really look hard into the mirror. Let me tell you that the very reflection you see of yourself now in the mirror is the face of you named … THE MURDERER”, he wrote.
Killer Litter In Singapore: Laws and Penalties
“Killer litter” is a term that describes articles or things thrown from high-rise buildings which may cause death.
Killer litter is an offence regulated by the Penal Code. Remember, a single rash act can endanger lives. According to HDB, these are the penalties involving killer litter in Singapore:
Penalty for placing objects in a hazardous manner
If you fail to remove objects that are placed in a hazardous manner, even after receiving a written notice from the authorities, action can be taken against you.
If convicted, you are liable to a maximum fine of $2,000. If the object is not removed after the conviction, you will be liable to a further fine of $100 per day for as long as the offence continues.
Penalty for throwing objects
If you are convicted under the Penal Code for an offence relating to throwing of killer litter, you are liable to a maximum jail term of 5 years or a fine, or both.
If you are living in a rental flat, you may also be compulsorily required to give up your flat or terminate the tenancy.
Killer litter in Singapore: What NOT to do
- Do not place objects on the ledges of windows/ balconies
- Do not place objects, such as flower pots and clothes hanging racks, on the parapet walls of common corridors
- Avoid hanging items above the parapet walls/ balconies
- Do not throw objects from your flat or from the common areas
- Never tie/ hang objects, such as shopping trolleys and cooking woks, from the bamboo pole holders
- Do not place objects in a manner that may endanger the safety of the general public
- Never place bamboo poles in a criss-cross manner
(Source: The Straits Times, Featured Image: Facebook)