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No foul play in death of tied-up 5-year-old child

Published on Sep 25, 2012 4:08 PM
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On Tuesday, a coroner inquiry found that he died of natural causes. He was suffering from small coronary artery disease. -- ST GRAPHICS

A dishwasher would tie up her two nephews, aged five and seven, as they were mischievous. On July 3 last year, the 48-year-old returned home to her Teck Whye Lane flat to find the younger child dead.

On Tuesday, a coroner inquiry found that he died of natural causes. He was suffering from small coronary artery disease.

State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid also agreed with police findings that the ill-treatment of the boy did not contribute to his death.

The inquiry heard the brothers went to stay with the aunt in March last year after their parents were jailed for drug offences. She would often tie them up and ask a male friend staying in the flat to feed them.

 
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