Singapore News: Man Accused of Pushing Another into Clarke Quay River

Singapore News: Man Accused of Pushing Another into Clarke Quay River


(Singapore, 02 July 2024) A tragic incident occurred near Clarke Quay where a man reportedly pushed another, causing him to fall, hit his head, and drown in the Singapore River last sunday night.

Legha Pawan, a 21-year-old Indian national, faced charges on Tuesday (Jul 2) for a rash act causing death, which is not considered culpable homicide.

According to court documents, Legha allegedly pushed 33-year-old Jasbir Singh in the chest around 10:15 PM on Sunday. The incident happened at the riverside in front of Merchant Court and Clarke Quay Central Mall.

As a consequence, Mr. Singh fell backwards, struck the back of his head on the edge of the steps, and subsequently fell into the river, where he drowned.

Earlier, police had received an emergency call about a man who had fallen into the river that night. Divers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were dispatched to conduct an underwater search.

Mr. Singh's body was eventually retrieved, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police were able to identify Legha using footage from police and closed-circuit television cameras, leading to his arrest. He is currently being held for further investigations.

If found guilty of causing death by a rash act, Legha could face up to five years in prison, a fine, or both.

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