Mystery on York Hill

Mystery on York Hill
Block 12 York Hill- home to victim, Mr Lim Lay Hock, who was found badly injured and unconscious in his unit by his flatmate on the night of December 7.

SINGAPORE- His flatmate found him lying unconscious on the floor of their rental flat on Dec 7 and called for an ambulance.

It was only at the Singapore General Hospital that it was discovered that Mr Lim Lay Hock, 60, had a broken collarbone, a fractured rib, which had punctured his lung, and head injuries, his daughter said.

By then, he was in a coma. He died without regaining consciousness nearly two weeks later, on Dec 20.

But it remains a mystery how Mr Lim ended up in such a state.

In a Facebook post last Sunday, his daughter, Fion, 31, wrote that she believes her father was the victim of a violent robbery and appealed for eyewitnesses to help her find her father's killer.

"To the robber who assaulted my dad and caused his death, I really don't understand how you can beat up a 60-year-old man so severely and live the rest of your life," wrote the oldest of his three children.

The family believes Mr Lim was robbed on Dec 7 around the York Hill estate, near Chin Swee Road in Outram, where he shared a one-room rental flat with a man in his 70s.

Ms Lim told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that she discovered that more than $30,000 of her father's valuables were missing only after she found out about his injuries.

They included his Rolex watch, a gold chain and a gold bracelet.

"It will be good if you can educate your old folks not to wear valuables when they are out alone," she wrote on Facebook.

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