MALAYSIA - A retiree was beaten up by his son when he asked that he settled a RM50,000 (S$19,700) debt which the younger man owed him, China Press reported.
The victim, a widower in his 60s, suffered facial and bodily injuries in the incident which occurred in their house in Miri, Sarawak on Wednesday.
His son, who is in his 30s, had pummelled him with his fist. He was enraged by his father's request to pay the debt.
He even tried to force his father to drink a glass of poison but the elderly man managed to run off.
The victim had forked out his life savings of RM50,000 several years ago to help his son pay off a debt.
He has lodged a police report.