Boy committed suicide after being questioned by police
Posted by temasektimes on September 23, 2012
The tragedy occurred yesterday afternoon at Blk 224A in Sengkang. The deceased is Huang Shao Heng (黄绍恒) who was implicated in an assault case two days earlier.
He was questioned together with his god-brother Fang Jun Jie by the police at the void deck. The police also took their photos and confiscated their handphones.
After the questioning, Huang went up to the 14th floor and jumped down. His distraught mother now wants to know what the police had told her son to cause him to take such a drastic action.
Unlike other First World countries like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, there are no defined guidelines in place for police to interrogate suspects.
The police is allowed to question anybody anywhere at anytime. In Hong Kong, the entire interrogation process is video-taped and lawyers are allowed to sit in to observe the process, thereby ensuring that no inducement or intimidation is used to extort a confession from the suspects.