TNP reader gets $100 for tip-off

TNP reader gets $100 for tip-off
Mr Haresh Govindaraju was hit by a car and found himself lying face down on the car's bonnet.

He clung to the edges of the windscreen of a moving car for about 5km.

The video of Mr Haresh Govindaraju's ordeal had gone viral on citizen journalism website Stomp.

But Mr Haresh said he had received bad "remarks" about his story, and that was why he called The New Paper.

He added that he also believed TNP would listen to his side of the story and take his call seriously.

He said: "I want people to know what happened to me. I knew the driver for 33 years, including his whole family. I was close friends with them."

On Oct 18, Mr Haresh, a 47-year-old technician, and two friends had waited outside a condominium at King Albert Park in Bukit Timah to look for a man who apparently owed them money over an investment deal.

They spotted him driving into the condo and went to intercept him. But the driver saw them and tried to drive off.

Mr Haresh stood in front of the car to stop it from moving. But he was hit by the car and found himself lying face down on the car's bonnet.

The driver then drove off, with Mr Haresh holding onto the car's windscreen. He said: "I just want this story to be known to everyone and for justice to be served to the man."

ANOTHER CALLER

In another incident, Mr Bryan Chia, 25, called TNP's hotline when he did not receive the Lego sets he had ordered on eBay, even after waiting for six months.

Mr Chia, a civil servant, felt TNP would be interested in hearing his story after he had gone to the police but no action was taken against the retailer.

He said he was pleased with the way the story was "reported factually".

Mr Chia usually reads the front page reports on TNP as they grab his attention first. He said that whenever he passes by the news-stands, he would buy a copy of the paper.

For their tip-offs, these readers will each receive a $100 Miam Miam voucher.

We value your calls and e-mails, so keep them coming. Call us at 1800-733- 4455, SMS or MMS 9477-8899 or e-mail us at tnp@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on October 27, 2014.
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