Son, 29, allegedly strangled 67-year-old father in heated argument

A 29-year-old man lost control in an argument with his 67-year-old father - resulting in the older man's death on Tuesday (Feb 10).

In a report by The Straits Times, it is revealed that businessman Mark Tan Peng Liat has been charged with the murder of his father, Mr Tan Kok Keng.

According to Shin Min Daily News, neighbours at their West Coast Rise apartment heard loud screams and shouts even from 20m away.

For reasons unknown, the father and son started quarrelling heatedly for about 15 minutes.

It escalated out of control when Mark reportedly stretched out his hands to grab his father's neck and did not let go, strangling him.

Their Indonesian maid witnessed the incident and ran to the home of Mr Tan Kok Keng's sister in the next street to seek help. The police were then called, reports The New Paper.

The older man fell onto the ground and lost consciousness after the attack.

It is reported that the younger Tan went into a state of panic when his father passed out. He accompanied his father to hospital when an ambulance arrived.

When the older Mr Tan could not be revived and was pronounced dead, Mark Tan was arrested on the spot.

Investigations are still ongoing.

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