Wednesday January 18, 2012
Toilet is woman’s home for 932 days
A SINGAPOREAN woman spent 932 days on the toilet as she felt “someone” was holding her down and preventing her from leaving, China Press reported.
The woman, 58, was said to be suffering from depression. Her husband Ong Kean On, 64, with the help of the police and ambulance staff, managed to send her to the Institute of Mental Health for treatment.
Ong said his wife had not left the toilet since May 25 in 2009 and that she ate, drank, and slept on the toilet.
He added that she refused to leave the washroom and complained that “someone” threw stones at her and also that water was dripping on her.
The daily reported that her condition had improved after she received treatment at the institute and that she had not insisted on sitting on the toilet after returning home.
> Sin Chew Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a Singaporean woman who was accused of having an affair slashed her husband with a knife before leaping to her death from their 10th floor flat in Woodlands on Sunday at about 11.20pm.
The 46-year-old woman, who has two sons, was reported to have had an argument with her husband before she took her own life.
The man, identified as Wong, 58, said he had heard of the affair from friends and had confronted her when she came back from a drink with friends.
Wong said his wife became agitated after he questioned her and she rushed into the kitchen to take a knife.
He claimed she hacked him on both his hands while his left ear was also injured.
> Sin Chew Daily also reported that a 38-year-old man was blackmailed for S$500 (RM1,216) to ensure that a photograph of himself masturbating in a cyber sex session was not published online.
The married man, who befriended a woman from the social network Tagged last year, said he had conducted a cyber sex session with the woman.
She took a photograph of him without his knowledge. The woman later demanded money from him and later disappeared from the network.
The daily also said many men had fallen victim to the scam and most of the women were from overseas.
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