Pots, urn thrown down four storeys in family feud

Pots, urn thrown down four storeys in family feud
The debris left at the foot and the potted plants outside of Madam Ang's unit on the fourth storey of block 524 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5. Police are investigating the case.

SINGAPORE - A family feud between a man and his uncle led to five flower pots, three small prayer cups and a prayer urn to be thrown down four storeys.

The incident happened yesterday at 7.26pm at Block 524, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the man was visiting his sister's flat to collect his mail. He had moved out three months ago, after their father died.

But things turned nasty when he met their uncle, who lives one unit away.

His sister, Madam Ang, 48, told the daily: "My brother waited outside while my helper got his mail. My uncle then came out of his flat and started arguing with my brother."

Though she could not make out why they argued, she heard her brother saying: "What are you nagging about? What are you nagging about?"

Then her brother threw four small flower pots, one big flower pot and a prayer urn down four storeys. The items were kept on a table outside Madam Ang's unit. Her brother then told her to call the police before running off.

The New Paper understands Madam Ang's brother had lost his cool in a similar fashion before.

When TNP checked with their uncle, he denied there had been an argument, saying he had merely asked his nephew if he had had his meal.

The uncle, who declined to be named, said the problem was really between Madam Ang and her brother.

The uncle's wife said the siblings often argue but they have never hit each other.

Ms Laarnie, 25, a domestic helper who lives in the unit between Madam Ang's unit and her uncle's, said she hears family members shouting every week.

A Child Development Centre and the Cheng San Zone 'A' RC office are located at the foot of the block.

Residents said there were no children around the area at the time.

RAIN DOWN

Madam Yeo, a 42-year-old housewife, who lives in another block in the estate, said she called the police when things started to rain down from the upper floors.

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