Man stabbed to death after staring incident in Hougang: Report

SINGAPORE - A man was found dead in Hougang early this morning (Feb 25) after he was reportedly stabbed in the neck by a coffee shop assistant he had got into a minor altercation with earlier.

The 37-year-old victim was named by Lianhe Wanbao as Mr Ang Kim Keat.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the two had been involved in a staring incident at the coffee shop where the 50-year-old suspect worked at.

An eyewitness, another coffee shop assistant, told the Chinese evening daily that Mr Ang had been unhappy when he was told by an employee about the self-service policy at the drinks stall.

As Mr Ang turned to leave, he saw the suspect, who was off-duty and drinking at a table nearby, looking at him. Mr Ang asked the suspect "What are you staring at?" and left.

The suspect also left after picking something up from the zi char stall.

Later, police received a call for help at about 2.15am at Block 23, Hougang Avenue 3.

The victim, who was found injured, was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He then died from his injuries at about 3.30am.

The suspect was arrested at his home in Ang Mo Kio at about 4am, Shin Min reported.

Investigations are ongoing.

huizhen@sph.com.sg