03 Mar '11, 6am

Man kills his kids and falls to death: He was jealous of wife's friends

Man kills his kids and falls to death: He was jealous of wife's friends

A WEEK after his wife asked him for a divorce, restaurant manager Ng Chee Kiang killed his two young children by smothering them with a pillow. He then torched the family’s sixth-storey Ang Mo Kio flat, after which he went to the 12th floor of the block, climbed onto the parapet and lay there. When policemen, who were told a man was trying to kill himself, arrived and asked him why he was there, he said he had asthma and was escaping the smoke below. They said it was dangerous to lie there and asked him to get up. He did not reply. Instead, he rolled over the ledge of the parapet and fell to his death. Meanwhile, firemen controlled the blaze in the flat. When they entered it, they found five-year-old Xavier Ng and his three-year-old sister Cheryl on a bed in the master bedroom. They were lying side by side – dead. A rubber hose from the toilet attached to the bedroom fed r...

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