Man found dead in Teck Whye temple on Sunday morning

Police investigators examining the body of Mr Tan Poh Huat inside the Chua Chu Kang Lian Sing Keng temple.
Police investigators examining the body of Mr Tan Poh Huat inside the Chua Chu Kang Lian Sing Keng temple. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Police investigators examining the body of Mr Tan Poh Huat inside the Chua Chu Kang Lian Sing Keng temple.
Police investigators examining the body of Mr Tan Poh Huat inside the Chua Chu Kang Lian Sing Keng temple. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Pest control worker Tan Kui Seng, 68, had entered the Chua Chu Kang Lian Sing Keng temple on Teck Whye Lane to unlock the gates on Sunday (Feb 14) morning as usual. But he got a rude shock when he saw a 2m trail of blood outside the prayer hall, with a body lying motionless on the ground.

The man, Mr Tan Poh Huat, 53, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at 7.09am.It is understood that he had sustained a head injury.

The police have classified the case as an unnatural death and are investigating the cause. Foul play has not yet been ruled out.

The dead man, who was unemployed, had been living in the temple for the past five years, said Mr Tan Kui Seng, who is on the temple's executive committee. The unemployed man was known to have kidney problems and was receiving dialysis treatment and social assistance.

His sister, Madam Tan Sui Kee, 60, a part-time sales worker, said that he was not known to have been involved in any disputes.