11 Apr '11, 1pm

"After a month's acquaintance, the couple went steady" - steady? Woman died over a pair of chopsticks

"After a month's acquaintance, the couple went steady" - steady? Woman died over a pair of chopsticks

SINGAPORE - They had been going steady for less than half a year when tragedy struck. It all started with a tiff over a pair of chopsticks, but then 19-year-old Tan Teck Soon thought girlfriend Chong Kar Yin wanted to break up with him. Agitated, he pushed her off 12 storeys and then jumped down to follow her in death. Although seriously injured, he survived the plunge and was originally charged with her murder. However, in court earlier today, Tan escaped the gallows after the charge was amended to culpable homicide, reported Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao. Both Malaysians worked in Singapore. What happened Details revealed in court mentioned that the tragedy happened on March 7 in 2009 at 1.53 am along the 12th-storey corridor of Block 565 in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. Tan, a welder, met then 20-year-old Chong through a friend, Cai Weilun. After a month's acquaintance, ...

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