69-year-old man remanded for Boon Tat Street stabbing

Tan Nam Seng, 69, was charged with murder and faces the death penalty.

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SINGAPORE – Tan Nam Seng, 69, was charged for the murder of his son-in-law Spencer Tuppani, 38, at Boon Tat Street on July 10.

Tan stabbed Tuppani outside a coffee shop in the Central Business District (CBD) Area and Tuppani fell unconscious outside another eatery during lunchtime. The police found him lying motionless outside of a restaurant after an emergency call was made.

Tuppani succumbed to his wounds and later died in Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

Tan Cheng Cheng, 43, daughter of Nam Seng and the wife of Tuppani, requested for privacy for her family. She added that it was ‘a double tragedy for the family’ as her father was facing the death penalty.

Nam Seng suffers from chronic ailments and is reported to be taking medication. The prosecution requested for him to be sent for psychiatric evaluation which has been allowed by the judge.

If found guilty of murder, Nam Seng will face the death penalty.

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