15 Aug '11, 5am

Man dies after alleged fight over seventh-month rituals; 2 women charged with assault

SINGAPORE - Two women have been charged with assaulting their neighbour who died in hospital after an alleged fight. Ong Siok Bee, 36, and her adoptive sister, Tan Phui Moi, 44, are both unemployed. The women are accused of having used an incense burner to hit Mr Seow Hung Lye, 52, near their homes at Paya Lebar Crescent at around 4.30pm on Saturday. It had been reported that a quarrel allegedly broke out between the trio when he was burning incense and joss paper. Mr Seow was performing his seventh-month rituals outside his home when the women, who live diagonally opposite him, allegedly shouted at him. This allegedly escalated into a scuffle and it is believed the women threw things including flower pots at Mr Seow and his wife, Mdm Lim Swee Kheng, who was nearby. Mr Seow, who reportedly had a history of heart problems, was allegedly hit and suffered a cut near one of hi...

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