Police investigating 'unnatural death' of 14-year-old boy

The boy, a secondary school student, lived on the 14th floor of Block 316A Yishun Avenue 9.
The boy, a secondary school student, lived on the 14th floor of Block 316A Yishun Avenue 9. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy, after his body was found at the foot of a HDB block in Yishun on Tuesday (Jan 26) afternoon.

The boy, a secondary school student, had been taken to Ang Mo Kio Police Division earlier that day at about 11.30am to assist with investigations into an alleged criminal offence.

According to Shin Min Daily News, police officers went to his school while classes were going on.

The boy was questioned over a police report filed on Monday.

It is understood that the case is an alleged outrage of modesty. The boy's father, speaking to Shin Min, revealed that his son had been recently accused of molesting a girl.

In a statement issued on Wednesday night, the police said the boy's mother had been informed and updated of the status of the investigation at various stages.

The boy had cooperated fully with the investigation and was released on bail into his mother's custody at around 2.50pm on Tuesday, police said.

He had reportedly gone to his room upon returning home from the police station.

However, he was found dead beneath Block 316A Yishun Avenue 9 - where he lived on the 14th floor - at 4.20pm.

In its statement, the police noted that the boy had not "exhibited any signs of being unduly distressed" throughout his two-hour engagement with them.

The death of the boy has been classified as a case of unnatural death.