12 Apr '11, 8am

Argument over chopsticks leads to tragedy - Yahoo!

Argument over chopsticks leads to tragedy - Yahoo!

A tiff over chopsticks might have caused a man to kill his girlfriend two years ago. (Getty Images) A tiff with her boyfriend over a pair of chopsticks might have been what cost a woman her life two years ago. The High Court heard on Monday that Tan Teck Soon, then 19, had thought his girlfriend, Chong Kar Yin, wanted to break up with him, and agitated he pushed her off a twelfth floor. He jumped to follow her in death, but he survived the plunge instead, reported AsiaOne . Tan, a welder, met then 20-year-old Chong, a waitress, through a friend. Both Malaysians worked in Singapore. The couple got together after a month's acquaintance and had been dating for five months before tragedy struck. On 6 March 2009, at about 11:30pm, the couple met at the hawker centre beside the Bedok bus interchange . Chong ordered a bowl of fishball noodles and later asked Tan to get an extra p...

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