Son accused of murder remanded for psychiatric evaluation

Mark Tan Peng Liat, 29, allegedly caused the death of his father at his semi-detached house in West Coast Rise at 5.26pm on Feb 10. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 
Mark Tan Peng Liat, 29, allegedly caused the death of his father at his semi-detached house in West Coast Rise at 5.26pm on Feb 10. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - A businessman accused of murdering his 67-year-old father was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Tuesday.

Mark Tan Peng Liat, 29, allegedly caused the death of Mr Tan Kok Keng at his semi-detached house in West Coast Rise at 5.26pm on Feb 10.

An earlier report said that he allegedly strangled his father after an argument which turned violent. His father fell unconscious, and was taken to the National University Hospital, where he died about an hour later.

Tan will be held at Complex Medical Centre in Changi for the evaluation.

He will return to court on March 10.

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