Mystery on York Hill: Daughter believes it was foul play

Mystery on York Hill: Daughter believes it was foul play
Inquiry, a follow up to the mystery death at York Hill 60-year-old Lim Lay Hock. He was found to have multiple injuries due to a robbery, said his daughter in a Facebook post.

Tears flowed as soon she began reading the investigation report into her father's mysterious death yesterday.

But they were shed more out of disbelief than grief.

She could not believe what she had read. Ms Fion Lim, in her 30s, disagreed with the findings of the report, insisting that foul play was involved in the death of her father, Mr Lim Lay Hock, 60.

Ms Lim also questioned the role of her father's roommate, who allegedly left her injured and immobilised father on the floor of the York Hill Estate one-room unit for seven days before calling an ambulance.

FRUSTRATED

Ms Lim was also frustrated by the lack of information about her father's $20,000 Rolex watch, a gold necklace and a bracelet.

Yesterday was the first time anyone in Mr Lim's family had seen a conclusive report on how he died while in a coma at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Dec 20 last year.

Fifteen minutes before the coroner's inquiry into her father's death began, Ms Lim, accompanied by her husband and her younger brother, was handed a copy of the police investigation report.

Their calm demeanour turned into incredulity when they started reading the findings of the police.

When the investigation officer, Station Inspector Siaw Kah Swee, later took the witness stand to present the report, Ms Lim became more agitated.

WHY

...did roommate leave him in pain for seven days?

He had moved into the flat about six months before his death, staying with a 77-year-old roommate, said Station Insp Siaw.

The arrangement was part of the Joint Singles Scheme for HDB rental flats.

"According to police investigations, both of them are not known to each other," added Station Insp Siaw.

On the night of Nov 30, his roommate returned and found Mr Lim groaning in pain on the floor.

He also noticed that Mr Lim had injuries.

He asked Mr Lim if he needed an ambulance but Mr Lim did not respond.

Said Station Insp Siaw: "(The roommate) also asked Mr Lim to call for an ambulance using his own mobile phone as (the roommate) did not own one.

"But the deceased did not respond to him."

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