Mentally ill resident poured urine on her neighbour's doorway every day

Conflicts among neighbours are especially intractable if they involve residents who are or are suspected to be mentally unwell.
Conflicts among neighbours are especially intractable if they involve residents who are or are suspected to be mentally unwell. PHOTO: ST FILE

For months, a resident living in the eastern part of Singapore poured urine on her neighbour's doorway every day.

Frustrated, the neighbour rang the police which, in turn, contacted mental health charity Silver Ribbon and a meeting with all affected parties was arranged. It was then that they found the resident was mentally ill and had been defaulting on treatment for it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 30, 2019, with the headline 'Traumatised by daily pool of urine on doorstep'. Print Edition | Subscribe